MEDFORD — Police say the driver of a car that caused a serious crash, destroying two cars and injuring five people, was high on narcotics at the time.

David Waters Jr., the sole occupant of a Dodge Town and Country minivan involved in the crash, wasn't hurt, police said. But they allege he caused the collision on Route 70 near Route 541 in May that sent three people in a blue Scion to Cooper Trauma Center with serious, life-threatening injuries and another two to Virtua Marlton with lesser injuries.

Four of those hurt were adult males. The other was a 31-year-old woman.

Waters was charged with five counts of assault by auto this week. He was arrested at his home and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in lieu of $75,000.00 full bail.

According to a fire department report at the time, the accident investigation closed Route 70 for five hours.

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