Case Number: 2012-14556
Incident Type: MVA / DWI
Date and Time of Accident: 05/03/12 01:52am
Arrested / City / Age: James
Sopuch Jr., 26, from Galloway
Accident Location: Great Creek Rd. / Mattix Run
Investigating Officer: Ptl. P. Neal
Misc / Other Related Information: Sopuch was traveling westbound
in a Chevy Blazer at an apparent high rate of speed and struck the rear of
another westbound vehicle. The other vehicle, a Saturn, was driven by Steven
Senecal and occupied by a passenger, Julianna Monfredo, both of Galloway.
Sopuch lost control and his vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole,
and turned onto its side. Sopuch was trapped in the vehicle and sustained what
appeared to be minor injuries. Senecal and Monfredo were not injured. Sopuch
was extricated by the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company and transported to ARMC
City Campus by Galloway Township Ambulance Squad and Atlanticare Paramedics.
Atlantic City Electric responded to the scene due to the pole being broken and
wires being down. Sopuch was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless
Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. The roadway
was closed for two hours.
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