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Another Hit-and-Run Crash in Montgomery Twp

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted March 17, 2023

The driver of a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck attempted to leave the scene of crash in Montgomery Township near Route 206 and Sunset Road on March 8 at about 6:30 pm.

The other driver involved in the crash called police, then followed the fleeing Dodge Ram, while continuing to provide the location to the Montgomery police. Officers Christopher Parlow and Robert Davis located and stopped the Dodge Ram driver in his truck on Sleepy Hollow Lane.

An investigation identified the Dodge Ram truck driver as Bryson A. Gomez, 33, of Belle Mead. Police arrested Gomez and charged him with driving while intoxicated; refusal to provide breath samples; leaving the scene of a crash; failure to report a crash; careless driving; and reckless driving.

Police released Gomez to a family member. He has a mandatory court appearance scheduled at the Montgomery Municipal Court.

Hit-and-Run Crash in Skillman

Police are still seeking the driver of a hit-and-run crash that took place on Route 206 by Starbucks in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township on Monday, March 6 at 7:59 pm.

The driver struck a 20-year-old Skillman woman who was attempting to cross State Road in front of Starbucks. Police are looking for people who may have seen the accident in an attempt to find the driver, who left the young woman on the southbound shoulder of the road with serious injuries.

Drunk Driver Arrested at Montgomery Car Dealership

Montgomery Township Police Officers conducted a check on an occupied vehicle parked in

a car dealership parking lot around 12:45 am on March 4. Officers made contact with John Healy, 42 from Washington, NJ. Healy displayed signs of intoxication. Standard field sobriety tests were conducted.

Police subsequently arrested Healy and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol. His vehicle was towed from the scene. Healy was transported to Montgomery Police Headquarters for processing. He was released pending a court hearing at the Montgomery Municipal Court. Healy was also issued a summons for reckless driving.

Electric Wire Sparks a Field Fire on Pin Oak Road

Montgomery police and firefighters responded a field fire at a residence on Pin Oak Road on March 15 at 3:10 pm. Upon arrival, police determined the fire spread to a neighboring lawn across the street. The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Departments Nos. 1 and 2 extinguished the fire.

A subsequent investigation determined that a falling tree limb knocked down a power line which, ignited the field. The fire spread quickly due to the wind conditions.

PSE&G was notified and responded. Pin Oak Road was closed to traffic for the duration of the

incident until the scene was determined to be safe for the public. Montgomery Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene as well. Luckily there were no injuries reported.

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