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Lower Township Police Department
Thursday November 8th, 2018 :: 01:47 p.m. EST

Advisory

LTPD - Motor Vehicle Accident Leads to DWI Arrest

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LEADS TO DWI ARREST
 
On Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at approximately 01:42 A.M. the Lower Township Police Department received multiple reports of a single car motor vehicle crash on Georgia Avenue in the Villas section of the Township.  Initial reports stated that the occupants of the vehicle were possibly trying to leave the scene.
 
Officers arrived on scene shortly after receiving the initial reports to find that a white in color Ford 4 sedan crashed into a tree after it had driven across the lawn at 24 Georgia Avenue and broke through a fence.  Initial investigation revealed that the occupants had in fact fled the crash scene on foot and that the vehicle was bearing a Florida registration. 
 
Officers began to search the area for the occupants of the vehicle.  During the crash scene investigation a passenger in the vehicle, Aaron Wexler, 20 year old male, Villas, NJ, returned and admitted to being in the vehicle with his brother-in-law, Damion L. Silver, 27 year old male, also of Villas, NJ, who was identified as the driver.  During the search of the area officers located Mr. Silver walking on foot in the 100 block of Frances Avenue.  After first denying that he was the driver of the crashed vehicle, Mr. Silver admitted to being the operator. 
 
Officers detected that Mr. Silver exhibited signs of intoxication and administered field sobriety tests.  Subsequent to the field sobriety tests Mr. Silver was arrested on scene, transported to Lower Township Police Headquarters, processed and released in accordance with Lower Township Police policies and procedures to his wife.  His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded in accordance with John’s Law. 
 
Damion L. Silver was charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, and Reckless Driving.  
 
 

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Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

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