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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: January 17, 2014
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: January 17, 2014
Monroe man indicted on charges of injuring three in collision
††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey
announced that a grand jury sitting in
Ernest Feist (DOB 12/30/58) of Monroe Township was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of assault by auto for causing the crash in the township on June 4, 2013.
indictment was returned in
were dispatched to the scene of the crash on
The investigation determined that Feist, who was heading west in a 2012 Mercedes CLS, crossed over the double yellow line and struck an on-coming vehicle, a 2004 Toyota Highlander, that was driven by a 57-year-old Manalapan woman.
was airlifted to
seriously injured in the crash was a passenger in Feistís vehicle, a
34-year-old man from Effort,
Feist was charged with a count of aggravated assault and assault by auto for each of those victims.
He also was charged with a count of assault by auto for causing injuries to another motorist, a 31-year-old Manalapan woman who was driving a 2004 Mazda that was traveling behind the Toyota Highlander.
driver of the Mazda was taken to
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, Feist is presumed innocent until proven guilty.