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Mar 03, 2021

Toms River Woman Charged With DUI After Causing Multi-Vehicle Collision

Freehold police car accident

On Monday, March 1 at approximately 8 am, police units were dispatched to Whitesville Road, near the intersection of Leawood Avenue in Toms River for a reported multi-vehicle crash.

Heather Scoville, 36, of Toms River, was traveling east on Whitesville Road in the left lane. As she was negotiating a curve in the roadway, police said she failed to keep right and entered the westbound traffic lane, where she sideswiped an oncoming vehicle.

After the initial impact, Scoville continued east in the westbound lane where she struck a marked New Jersey State Police SUV, causing the trooper’s vehicle to spin and strike an oncoming Toms River School bus, a street sign and ultimately a utility pole, severely damaging it. The bus did not have students in it at the time of the collision, police noted.

All drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. One victim was transported to the hospital for minor injuries sustained in the accident.

Scoville was cited with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane. The accident is under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Robert Westfall and Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater.