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Driver gets out of pickup, punches other driver’s passenger after crash in Mansfield Twp.

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Mansfield Township man is facing several charges including DWI after he allegedly crashed into a car then got out and punched the other driver’s passenger in the face, police said.

Jeremy R. Todd, 32, of Mansfield Township was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and four equipment violations.

The crash happened on June 20 at 3:54 p.m. on Route 57 in the area of Allen Road, police said.

Todd, who was the driver of the pickup, crashed into a car and then exited his pickup. He allegedly approached the victim’s husband and immediately punched him in the face causing him to fall to the ground, police said.

Todd then got back in his pickup and intentionally struck the victim’s vehicle again before leaving the scene. A broadcast for Todd and the pickup was put out to surrounding areas and was located by Hackettstown Police in the Wendy’s parking lot on Mountain Avenue, police said.

Todd was taken into custody and later released to a responsible adult pending a court appearance.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Mansfield Township Police Department)
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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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