East Brunswick teen driver crashes into hotel room after prom

TOMS RIVER - (AP) - Authorities say a 77-year-old womansustained minor injuries after a car driven by a 19-year-old who hadattended a prom crashed into her New Jersey hotel room.

Police say Ruth Ernst was sleeping when the car barreled intoher room at the Holiday Inn in Toms River Sunday. The Washington,D.C., resident was trapped between a wall and the car.

The Asbury Park Press reports Taras Ostrovskiy was staying atthe hotel after a prom and was in a parking place when police sayhe drove into the room.

The East Brunswick resident is charged with driving under theinfluence and leaving the scene of an accident.

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