A Farmingdale resident involved on June 15 now faces several charges as a result of the crash.
According to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's office, Farmingdale resident Desiree L. Moore, 36, was driving her car with her 15-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son as passengers. Moore was traveling north on Colts Neck Rd. at around 11 p.m. when she failed to stop at the intersection, the press release said. She collided with a car heading east on Route 33.
The two people in the car Moore hit were both injured. She then hit another car causing serious injury to the person in that car and a pedestrian on the side of the road. The people involved in the first crash were treated and released while the person in the second part of the accident was admitted to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
Neither of Moore's children were wearing either a seat belt or fastened into a car seat according to the press release. The daughter was treated and released while the 7-month-old remains in critical but stable condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Moore was also treated at the hospital and was arrested following her release today.
As a result of the crash Moore has been charged with two counts of second degree aggravated assault, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of fourth degree assault by auto.
She was also charged with a variety of motor vehicle offenses. They include driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of an open container of alcohol, reckless driving, disregard of a red flashing signal, disregard of a stop sign and a child safety-restraint violation. The charges also include two counts of permitting unbelted front seat passengers.
Bail was set by Judge Thomas F. Scully at $100 thousand with no 10 percent option and Moore was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.
The accident was investigated by the Howell Township Police Department along with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's office and the Serious Collision Analysis Response team.