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Cops: Driver ‘Delirious,’ Possessed Ketamine After Crashing Into TWO Brick Homes


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An out-of-state driver has been charged with several motor vehicle violations as well as drug offenses following an accident in Brick Dec. 7 in which a vehicle crashed into a home and several other objects, police said.

Officers were called the area of Beacon Avenue and Round Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:21 a.m. that night, Ptl. Victoria Finnelli said in a statement. A caller told dispatch that a residence had been struck by a vehicle. 

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Ptl. Scott Mesmer was the first responding officer who located the vehicle and driver, identified as Zhen Wang, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y. 

It was determined that the suspect vehicle had struck a fence, a residence, an above ground pool and a parked car before coming to a rest at a second residence. The two residences did sustain structural damage and were inspected by the Township Building Department and Fire Department, said Finelli. 

Wang “appeared to be delirious and acting erratically,” the statement said. “Wang was believed to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.”

As the investigation continued, Ptl Scott Smith and his K9 partner Echo arrived to the scene. Echo, Finelli said, indicated on the vehicle and Smith located a bag containing approximately four ounces of Ketamine as well as drug paraphernalia. 

Ketamine is best known for its use as an animal tranquilizer which is also abused recreationally.

Wang was subsequently transported to Brick Police Headquarters for processing. Wang was charged with possession of ketamine, use or possession with the intent to use ketamine and manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance. Wang also received several motor vehicle summonses: careless driving, uninsured motorist, reckless driving, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, failure to possess registration and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of a narcotic. 

Wang was lodged in Ocean County Jail, however was not listed as an inmate Friday. 

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