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Crash on Kings Road Sends Driver Pulled from Car by Fire Dept. to Hospital; Police Charge Two with DWI

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 • 3:55pm

CHATHAM, NJ -  Timothy Crow, 47, of Chatham was transported to Morristown Medical Center after the 2013 Volvo he was driving struck a utility pole.

On Jan. 5 at 5:13 p.m., patrolman Andrew Pereira investigated a single-car crash on Kings Road. Crow was driving east on Kings Road when he lost control of the car and left the roadway. He crossed the front lawn of 67 Kings Road and eventually struck a utility pole.

Due to the damage to his vehicle, he was extricated by the Chatham Fire Department. Crow displayed signs of intoxication but was unable to perform field sobriety tests due to his injuries. He was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Chatham Emergency Squad for treatment.

A search warrant was obtained to allow a blood sample to be taken from Crow for testing to determine his blood alcohol content. Crow was issued the following summonses: DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure to wear a Seatbelt, and Open Container of Alcohol.

On Jan. 11 at 8:25 p.m., patrolman Andrew Pereira was operating radar on Kings Road when he observed a car going east travel completely over into the westbound lane while negotiating the curve near No. 67 Kings Road. He stopped the car on Main Street and the driver was identified as Andrew Grucko, age 48, of Madison.

Grucko displayed signs of intoxication and was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. As a result of the testing, he was placed under arrest for DWI. Grucko was brought to headquarters for breath testing and processing. He was charged with the following: DWI, Failure to Keep Right, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Driving While Suspended.

Grucko was unable to contact an outside party to pick him up so he was kept at headquarters until 8:30 the next morning when he was released.

Report prepared by Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department

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