Wall Township DUI Stop Leads to Automobile Burglary Arrest

Photograph of police car at DWI stop in Monmouth County NJ

According to this nj.com report from last week, a Wall Township DWI stop led local police to the arrests of two people in connection with a string of car burglaries in the area.

At approximately 1:30 a.m on October 26, police stopped the alleged automobile thief’s vehicle after she failed to maintain her traffic lane while driving westbound on Allaire Road.

After engaging the driver in Standardized Field Sobriety tests and the vehicle was impounded, police observed several items inside the vehicle that did not belong to the DUI suspect or the passenger. Among those items were a purse, credit cards and electronics.

After further investigation, police discovered that the suspects had entered multiple unlocked vehicles in the north end of Wall prior to the DWI arrest. The vehicles entered into were located on Tally Ho Drive, Manor Drive, Fox Field Circle, Hunters Lane and Pacific Avenue.

Along with the DWI, the suspect was charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary and theft. She was processed at police headquarters and released.

The passenger was charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft. He was taken to the Monmouth County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The investigation and arrests were conducted by Sgt. Miles Shanklin, Officers Megan Alexander and Jason Kelly, and Detectives Michael Steitz and Dan Mason.

In addition to exposure to jail time, probation, and steep fines in relation to her burglary-related charges, the driver faces a 7-12 month loss of license, steep fines, and installation of an ignition interlock device on the DUI charges. If this is a second offense Wall Township DUI, the suspect faces 2-90 days in jail and a two year license loss. If a third offense Wall DUI, she faces a ten year loss of license and 180 days in jail. Click the link for more information on New Jersey DWI Penalties.

03 November, 2015 / by John Marshall