According to a press release, Hamilton Township Police responded to a crash on Cologne Avenue at Lombard Street around 7:45 Sunday evening.

Cops say a car being driven by 49-year-old Shantel Allmond of Mays Landing was struck from behind by another car being driven by 55-year-old Steven Stewart of Arkansas. Officers say the force of the impact caused Allmond's car to spin and Stewart's car to overturn four times.

Allmond, a passenger in that vehicle, and a passenger in Stewart's car all sustained minor injuries. Stewart was not injured in the accident but fled the scene on foot into the woods. Officers were able to find him hiding in the brush and he was arrested.

Stewart was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to breath testing, hindering apprehension, and contempt of court. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on an unrelated warrant.

 

SOURCE: Hamilton Township Police Department press release, 7/3/17

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