A Wall Township resident was killed this week in Monmouth County when he was allegedly involved in a collision with a Farmingdale man who had six prior DWI/DUI convictions.
The victim, John Chiarell, was hit by a van driven by Walter Poland III, 46. Poland was taken into custody by police on Monday for DWI/DUI Knowingly Leaving Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death and Causing a Death while Driving on the Revoked List. Poland has seven previous DWI/DUI convictions and his license is suspended until 2030.
The accident occurred around 7 p.m. on October 4th when Poland, driving an ice cream truck, hit Chiarell’s vehicle on Rt. 35. Poland is lodged in the Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash-only bail.
If you have been accused of DUI/DWI, contact an experienced Monmouth County DWI lawyer for a free consultation.