Brick police have arrested a township man in an August hit-and-run accident that occurred at the intersection of Drum Point Road and Baywood Boulevard.
A thorough investigation into the crash was conducted by Ptl. George Williams, who ultimately identified the driver as Tarik J. Wilson, 39, of Briar Mills Drive.
On Tuesday, Williams and Ptl. Jay Halley located the suspect while he was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Jakeela A. Hunter, 30, of Birch Drive, Sgt. Henry Drew said.
During the accident, Drew said, the driver of a motorcycle and his 11-year-old passenger were ejected from the vehicle and sustained multiple injuries. Prior to police arrival, he said, the vehicle which had made a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle had fled the scene. Williams and Ptl. Jay Nye were able to follow a fluid trail left by the vehicle and ultimately located it in on Finchley Drive, which is located in the Waterside Gardens apartment complex.
The vehicle was impounded, however the driver could not be located.
Wilson and Hunter were placed into custody and transported to Brick Police headquarters, where Wilson was charged with endangering a helpless or incapacitated person, hindering apprehension, and operating a motor vehicle during suspended period. Wilson was also charged with the making an improper turn, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury, failure to report an accident, driving while suspended, abandoning a vehicle on private property, and driving a vehicle the wrong way on a one way street.
Hunter was charged with, harboring a wanted suspect, and hindering the apprehension of another.
Bail was set for Wilson by Municipal Court Judge Robert Lepore at $100,000 cash. In addition to the criminal charges, Wilson also had several outstanding warrants issued by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Toms River Police Department, Howell Township Police Department, and Brick Township Police Department.Wilson was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Hunter was released on a criminal summons with a pending court date.