Update: Driver In Route 166 MVA Apparently Fell Asleep

MVA near Suburban Drive took down utility pole

A motor vehicle driven by a New York man, who apparently fell asleep, struck a utility pole this morning at the corner of Route 166 and Suburban Drive, police said.

Sean Combs, 22, of Schenectady, New York was southbound on Route 166 at 730 a.m., driving a 2008 Honda civic, when he crossed the northbound lanes and struck the pole at Suburban Drive, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.

An investigation found that the driver, the only occupant, apparently fell asleep while driving, according to the chief.

Combs was taken by Quality Medical Services to Community Medical Center, Toms River, for minor injuries.

Pleasant Plains Fire Company also assisted with the accident. Officer Mark Nater issued Combs a summons for careless driving. 

Suburban drive at Route 166 will be closed for the rest of the day while utility workers replace a utility pole.


hjhjh May 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I thought Puffy would be driving a nicer car.
Martin May 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Did he drive all the way here from Schenectady and fail to make it to the ocean? Wait 'til he gets the bill for the pole!
Tracie May 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM
right? way back in 91 I had to pay for a pole and it was 4800 bucks.. wonder how much its gone up since then?
Ken May 29, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Thankfully no one was hrt seriously
Lenny May 29, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Maybe he was listening to "Asleep at the Wheel" on XM radio.


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