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Crash Into Garage Leads to DWI, Other Charges for Woman, 20

Vehicle left Maple Avenue in Brick, struck garage and three other cars

A Neptune woman is facing drunk driving and obstruction charges after crashing into a Maple Avenue resident's garage, police said.

Brick police responded to a 2:41 a.m. accident on the street in the township's Herbertsville section Wednesday, said Sgt. Keith Reinhard.

When Patrolman Mark Byers arrived on the scene, he discovered a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by Naverine Celeste, 20, of Neptune, had left the road and crashed into a garage.

An investigation determined that Celeste had been traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue when she apparently lost control of the vehicle.

The Taurus then struck a curb, followed by the garage portion of a residential home, then, finally, another vehicle which was parked in the driveway, said Reinhard. 

The impact of the crash caused the garage to partially collapse onto a third vehicle, which was parked inside of the garage.

The two parked vehicles involved are registered to the home that was struck, Reinhard said.

"When the responding officers were initially speaking to Celeste about what had occurred, she reported that a male subject had been driving the vehicle and had fled on foot prior to the police arriving on scene," said Reinhard, but after further investigation it was determined that Celeste was alone, and was driving.

Celeste was charged with DWI, underage DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain a lane, violating the provisional hours of operation and obstructing the administration of law for giving false information to the initial responding officers.

Brick Police EMS treated Celeste for minor injuries at the scene.

The Herbertsville Fire Department and the Brick Township building inspector also responded, due to the extensive damage to the home, said Reinhard.

Jerry Belle January 27, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Thank you. I was staring to think I was the only one seeing through "bill"'s agenda.. (Luv the mommy and dad input!)
Jerry Belle January 27, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Stop with the urban myths and being delusional. Think about what you wrote. The reality is that a cop on-duty pulls over an unknown car and calls it in, before exiting the radio car, giving plate information, vehicle description, occupants, etc.. - all recorded at dispatch. He realizes they're all off-duty cops and drunk. You say the on-duty cop lets them go and drive away. Sure, if they were to crash or strike a pedestrian - the on-duty cop just kissed his pension, career and possibly freedom away. Sure, that happens all the time [sarcasm].
clamdigger January 27, 2013 at 02:25 PM
it doesn't say she "was in Maple Leaf" she was on Maple Ave,(connects Herbertsville and Burnt Tavern) the street which Krauszer's is on.
Obcare January 28, 2013 at 05:44 PM
clamdigger, My bet she was coming in there or leaving there,,, very TRUE a 20 yr old from Neptune, drunk under age drinking = someone getting arrested. Luckily it was a door & NOT a person
johny9179 March 02, 2013 at 02:31 AM
250k wont cover it? what they have in the garage mercedes sl500

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