Police: Drunk driver crashes into Spring Lake boardwalk

The boardwalk has significant damage, police say. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved in the crash.  

Lanette Espy

Feb 6, 2024, 12:48 PM

Updated 127 days ago

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A drunk driver crashed into the boardwalk in Spring Lake early Monday morning, according to police.
A witness said a Ford pickup truck left the roadway and crashed through the boardwalk around 12:18 a.m., police say. They say the witness also reported the truck attempted to leave the scene.
Authorities say the driver, 39-year-old Julian Munoz, of Spring Lake, was still on the scene when officers arrived. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved in the crash.
(Photo courtesy: Spring Lake Police Department)
The disabled pickup truck was still lodged on the edge of the boardwalk after it crashed through multiple railings and an access ramp, according to police. They say the boardwalk has significant damage and the repairs are being assessed by the Spring Lake Department of Public Works.
(Photo courtesy: Spring Lake Police Department)
Munoz was arrested and charged with DUI, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver and multiple other related traffic offenses. He was processed and later released.
Authorities say the owner of the truck, 28-year-old Marvin Cruz-Palma, of Passaic, was also charged with multiple offenses, including allowing a suspended driver to operate a motor vehicle.


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