Police stop moving car after driver passes out behind the wheel

Officers Justin Samuels, Gagan Chopra, Christine Harris and Sgt. William Merkler were able to chase down an unconscious driver in a moving car Saturday night.

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2022, 2:18 AM

Updated 604 days ago

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Several South Brunswick police officers are being praised for their quick actions to avert a tragedy.
Officers Justin Samuels, Gagan Chopra, Christine Harris and Sgt. William Merkler were able to chase down an unconscious driver in a moving car Saturday night.
The incident took place around 6 p.m. on Route 522.
The officers were able to eventually block the car, smash a side window and get the driver out.
Police say the driver, a 28-year-old from Scranton, Pennsylvania, was drunk. That driver was then placed under arrest.
The were no reports of any injuries.


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