Driver charged for driving on frozen Toms River river

Andrew Mayer has been charged with criminal mischief, careless driving, and pollution after he allegedly drove out onto the frozen river and drove “donuts” on

Andrew Mayer has been charged with driving on frozen Toms River river

Andrew Mayer has been charged with driving on frozen Toms River river (3/3/15)

TOMS RIVER - New Jersey State Police have charged the man accused of driving his pickup truck onto a frozen river in Toms River.

Andrew Mayer has been charged with criminal mischief, careless driving, and pollution after he allegedly drove out onto the river and drove “donuts” on the ice at around 1 a.m. Sunday.

The truck fell through the ice, but Mayer and his passenger were able to escape. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the truck submerged in the water later that morning.

A dog was trapped inside the truck when it went through the ice. The animal died.

State police say the NJSPCA is investigating and that charges are pending.

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