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West Windsor Police Department, NJ
Saturday October 22nd, 2022 :: 08:38 a.m. EDT


**WWPD PRESS RELEASE: Serious Motor Vehicle Crash, DWI, & Vehicular Assault (2 Cts) on 10/21/2022.--Det. Lt. Lee #59


20 Municipal Drive * P.O. Box 38

West Windsor, New Jersey 08550


ROBERT GAROFALO PhD(c), Chief of Police


(609) 799-1222

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INCIDENT: 2022-31567 Serious Motor Vehicle Collision, DWI and Vehicular Assault (2 counts)

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:   October 21, 2022 at 3:17 pm

LOCATION OCCURRED:  Old Trenton Road Colt Circle

OFFICER:  Traffic Officer E. McQuade #97--Lead Investigator

WHO:  Accused/Driver #1:  Roberto Antonio Ajiataz
                                               Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618

            Passenger Vehicle #1 (PO3):  Resident of Hamilton, NJ 086610

            Driver #2:  Resident of Trenton, NJ 08638
OTHERS INVOLVED:  1)  WWPD Communications Center,
                                           Patrol Units, Detective Bureau,
                                           Administration, and Traffic Unit
                                     2)  WW Div. of Fire & Emergency Services
                                     3)  PJ Volunteer Fire Co. Station #44
                                     4)  WW Volunteer Fire Co. Station 43
                                     5)  Fire Police
                                     6)  MICU
                                     7)  Mercer County Prosecutor's Office
                                          Serious Collision Response Team
DETAILS:  On the above date and time a Serious Motor Vehicle Crash was reported to the Communications Center.  The Communications Center dispatched patrol and traffic units to Old Trenton Road and Colt Circle for a motor vehicle crash with multiple injuries. Upon arrival both vehicles had sustained heavy front end damage. The passenger of a 2015 Ram Promaster van had been injured and entrapped inside. West Windsor Fire and Emergency Services were on scene tending to them and extricated the passenger. The driver of a 2008 Ford F-250 was outside of his vehicle with injuries to various locations. D1 and P03 were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Fuld Campus and D2 was transported to Robert Wood Johnson, Hamilton.

It was determined that V01 crossed the center line into the on-coming lane and crashed head-on into V02. D1 was found to be impaired and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DWI)  and two (2) counts of Vehicular Assault.

The crash is still under investigation, any information please contact the West Windsor Police Department's Traffic Officer E. McQuade at (609) 799-1222 or email at [email protected]  All parties sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.  The roadway was closed for approximately (3) hours.  



DATE OF RELEASE: 10/22/2022

*Please note that charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

West Windsor Police Department, NJ
271 Clarksville Rd
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-799-1222

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