“Wrong Turn” Leads Pair to DUI Charges in Stafford Township
Stafford Township–On Monday, September 24, 2012 at approximately 7:00 p.m. police responded to Wawa at 470 Rt. 9 North Manahawkin, NJ in response to an anonymous caller observing a 1998 black Volkswagon Jetta driving recklessly on Rt. 9 Southbound.
Upon arrival police came in contact with Mr. Anthony J. Isola (Driver), 38 years of age from Driftwood Drive Bayville, NJ, and Mrs. Katelin Nassaney (Passenger), 21 years of age from Fisher Blvd. Toms River, NJ, who stated that they simply missed a turn in Waretown and ended up here (Wawa). After further police questioning, a signed consent to search the vehicle by the registered owner (Nassaney) and field sobriety tests Mr. Isola was arrested for driving while intoxicated, drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS), specifically prescription pills. Six (6) empty hypodermic syringes/needles were found in the vehicle, but both parties had their State of NJ – Syringe Access Program (SAP) issued cards which allows possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle by a consumer who participates in a SAP program established pursuant to the Act shall not constitute an offense pursuant to the NJ Drug Paraphernalia Act (NJS 2C:36-1).
Mr. Isola was processed and released under his own recognizance pending a future court date with Stafford Township Municipal Court. Mr. Isola was charged with three (3) counts of possession of CDS and one (1) count drug paraphernalia for a metal cap filled with CDS. Mr. Isola’s traffic summonses consisted of driving under the influence and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Furthermore, Mrs. Nassaney was issued a summons for driving under the influence for allowing her registered vehicle to be operated by Mr. Isola who she knew was under the influence of CDS.
Arresting Officer is Patrolman Richard Sinopoli, Jr. with the assistance of Patrolmen Edward Kunder and Mark Flanagan.