OCEAN — A driver charged with driving while intoxicated sustained only minor injuries after his car was destroyed in a collision with a tree Thursday night.

Matthew R. Brown, 21, of Haddon Heights was driving his 1999 Honda Accord on Park Avenue near Larchwood Road when the crash happened, police said. Officers on the scene found Brown's car in the middle of Park Avenue and he was taken to Monmouth Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

After Brown was released from the hospital, he was taken back into custody, police said. In addition to the driving while intoxicated charge he was also issued summonses for alleged  careless driving, reckless driving, failure to wear a seatbelt, having an open container in a motor vehicle, and failure to maintain a lane.

He was released on summonses pending a future court appearance.


Contact reporter Adam Hochron at 609-359-5326 or Adam.Hochron@townsquaremedia.com


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