Prosecutor: Driver accused in deadly hit-and-run crash gave police fake ID; is actually 17

fficials say that the driver of the Murano initially gave them a driver's license indicating that he was 22 years old.

Matt Trapani

Aug 10, 2023, 2:24 AM

Updated 285 days ago

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A Toms River man charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Manchester on Aug. 3 is actually a teenager.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says that the teen was allegedly drunk while driving a 2005 Nissan Murano that crashed into a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 23-year-old Jeffrey Schlinger on Route 37. Schlinger was killed.
Officials say that the driver of the Murano initially gave them a driver's license indicating that he was 22 years old. But authorities now say that this was a fake ID, and that the driver was actually 17 years old.
The teen was charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash. Officials say that he is also charged with hindering, since he gave a false ID.


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