Media Release - MVA / DWI


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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