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Officer Killed in Drunk Driver Collision

Officer Killed in Drunk Driver Collision

Associated Press

November 26, 2010

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Authorities say a New Jersey police officer headed home after work was killed when a drunken driver crashed into his vehicle on the Garden State Parkway.

Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford says a car driven by 32-year-old Officer Jason Marles was rear-ended by a BMW early Thursday. Marles’ car spun, hit a guardrail and overturned before striking a tree and bursting into flames.

Marles was pronounced dead at the scene. He was still in uniform.

The BMW driver, 31-year-old Erick P. Uzcategui of Manchester Township, was charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving. He was held on $250,000 bail. A telephone listing for him could not be found, and police did not know if he had an attorney.

Marles was a married father of two children.


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rest in Peace brother. But by the grace of God I am alive after an almost identical accident. I hope God grants you a special place in heaven.

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    mmarchesi

    over 3 years ago

    2686 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother.

    A perfect reason why I have ZERO Tolerance for DUI's; too many of our Brothers and Sisters are killed each year, and thousands more are killed because of these POS DUI drivers; yet there are still some officers that can't find the time, or feel the need to arrest a DUI. If that many people were killed each year by a serial killer every cop in the Country would be out to get him.... Wake up, because the next time it could be you on a traffic stop, directing traffic, or on your way home after a long shift... Do you part and get these a-holes off the street.

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    wildsoldier

    over 3 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP...

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    gmiley

    over 3 years ago

    118 Comments

    This is sad they should charge that guy with manslaughter on an officer or something. He should burn for his actions

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    madog87

    over 3 years ago

    894 Comments

    R.I.P. brother. God bless his family.

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    Hbryant188

    over 3 years ago

    594 Comments

    There should be stiffer penalties for DWI's and especially for those that cause bodily injuries and fatalities.

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    buck63

    over 3 years ago

    324 Comments

    RIP Brother This is the reason why I am so strenous on DUI enforcement.

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    AnchAK

    over 3 years ago

    152 Comments

    Rest in peace officer. Very sad incident on the holidays. Prayers for you and your family.

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    JrzyGrl

    over 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    Thoughts and Prayers go out to family, friends and extended family in Blue... may you Rest in Peace Jay...The people in the small town where Jay worked held a Candle Light Vigil tonight with a turnout of over 200 people to pay tribute with Bagpipes playing and they say at one point you could hear his 2 children calling out for their daddy to come home very heart wrenching..5 POS in the car that hit him and not a sober one in the bunch....

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    rip jsil timr long timr

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Rest in peace Officer Marles, God speed Sir

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    RIP Officer Marles

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    army55235

    over 3 years ago

    24 Comments

    Rest in peace Brother, God be with your Family.

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    MIAMICOPPER

    over 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    RIP my Brother

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    apantherm

    over 3 years ago

    38 Comments

    RIP!

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