EHT Man Charged With DWI, Leaving Injured Child at Crash Scene as He Runs
A 21-year-old Egg Harbor Township man is facing numerous charges following a crash on Aloe Street in Galloway Township Sunday afternoon.
Galloway Police say Joseph Raymond was driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed when his car struck another from behind. "After the collision, Joseph Raymond fled the scene on foot, leaving behind an injured child, which he was temporarily responsible for. K9 Rocky 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. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with the above offenses."
The child is described only as a 13-year-old juvenile. No word on the extent of injuries to Raymond, the juvenile, or the driver of the other car, Christopher Popkin, 23, of Galloway Township.
Summonses issued: 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.