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Intoxicated driver strikes Monroe Twp. officer

According to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, 33-year-old Jesse Petryk, of Monroe Township, struck an officer’s patrol car as well as the officer with his Hyundai Santa Fe. The incident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Monroe Township officer, Anthony Vezza, is a patrolman. He had stopped a Ford Fusion on westbound Black Horse Pike near Corkery Lane where the incident happened. When Petryk struck the officer’s patrol car, the vehicle was pushed into the Fusion.

After the accident, Vezza was hospitalized for treatment of injuries. He suffered from a broken leg and knee injury. According to prosecutors, he was in stable condition by Sunday night.

The Ford Fusion stopped by the officer had two people inside. They both suffered injuries and were hospitalized.s

According to prosecutors, Petryk is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and assault by auto.

News Source: Mobile.Philly.com

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