State Trooper Injured in Pursuit of DWI Waretown Man in Stolen Car in Toms River
At approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, August 5th, New Jersey State Police Trooper Kryscnski, who was assigned to a DWI patrol in the Ocean County area, was approached by a concerned motorist regarding a vehicle driving recklessly. Kryscnski located the vehicle, a tan 2001 Hyundai Elantra and observed the vehicle driving in an erratic manner on State Highway 37 westbound. Trooper Kryscnski attempted to stop the Hyundai, however the driver and sole occupant, Shane G. Liscik, 20 of Waretown attempted to elude Tpr. Kryscnski and a pursuit was initiated.
Liscik lost control of his vehicle multiple times and crashed into Tpr. Kryscnski’s marked troop car. After the colliding with the marked State Police vehicle, Liscik continued to flee and struck a tree on Bartlett street in Toms River.
As a result of the collisions from Liscik’s vehicle, Tpr. Kryscnski sustained injuries to his right wrist, elbow and shoulder. He was treated at Community Hospital in Toms River and released.
Liscik was arrested for driving under the influence and multiple motor vehicle charges including:
Reckless Driving, Speeding, Unsafe Lane Change, and Disregard of Traffic Signals.
In addition to the motor vehicle charges, Liscik was charged with the following criminal charges:
Resisting Arrest/Eluding 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 3rd Degree, Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purpose 3rd Degree, and Assault by Auto 4th Degree.
Further investigation into this incident revealed that the Hyundai Elantra was stolen. Liscik was charged by the Toms River Police Department with the theft of a motor vehicle.
Liscik was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $75,000 full cash bail.
Assisting in the pursuit and apprehension of Liscik were members of the Toms River Police Department.