Monday, May 30, 2016

Three Injured in Motor Vehicle Collison; K-9 Tracks Driver Who Fled Scene

On May 29, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on W. Aloe St. and S. Cologne Avenue.
According to Police, Christopher Popkin, 23 of Galloway, was traveling westbound on Aloe Street, when his vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle a 2005 Toyota Sienna that was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Popkin's vehicle a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was struck by Joseph Raymond, 21 of Egg Harbor Township.  After the collision, Joseph Raymond fled the scene on foot, leaving behind an injured child, which he was temporarily responsible for. 

Police deployed K9 Rocky who tracked the suspect and lead police to a section of woods about 300 feet from the collision, where officers observed Raymond laying down in the woods. 
Raymond was taken into custody without incident and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, Unlicensed Driver, Reckless Driving, Leaving the scene of an Accident with Injuries, Failure to Report an Accident, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, DWI by Guardian with Minor in the Vehicle, Assault by Auto.
Atlantic County Prosecutors Office, Galloway Twp. EMS, AtlantiCare-Medic 2, Germania Volunteer Fire Company, Atlantic City Electric assisted in the accident.
Ptl. R. Gorneau and Ptl. K. Costa were the investigating officers.


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