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UPDATE: Mill Creek Road Reopened After Man Charged With Drunk Driving Hits Car, Pole

by Patricia A. Miller

Police Saturday night charged a Bayville man with driving while intoxicated after his truck struck a parked car, then hit a utility pole and a fence on Mill Creek Road, Sgt. Peter La Rocca said.

Robert Parliament, 46, Sherman Avenue, was traveling southbound on Mill Creek in his Dodge Dakota pickup truck at 7:30 p.m. when his vehicle struck a parked car, La Rocca said.

"He hit it from behind," he said. "That pushed it onto the lawn of 134 Mill Creek Road. Before it went onto the lawn it hit a telephone pole and went right through the pole."

The pole was still attached to the overhead wires and no power was lost. But pole was damaged and has to be replaced, La Rocca said.

The truck also struck a fence before finally coming to rest on the lawn, he said.

Patrolman D.J. Williams arrested Parliament and charged him with drunk driving. He was taken to police headquarters, where he was processed and released. His truck was impounded per John's Law, La Rocca said.

Mill Creek Road is now open to traffic, police said. It was closed between Mill Creek Drive and Cape May Avenue last night.

The Bayville Volunteer Fire Company, Bayville First Aid Squad and the Ocean Gate Police Department also responded.
John Cobb December 29, 2013 at 05:37 AM
Hmmm, Parliament is certainly a classy sounding name for Sherman Ave trash. Funny that they release these clowns after processing, maybe a night in jail would do them some good.
impeach1 December 29, 2013 at 08:54 AM
Why am I paying for this? Time to go. Looks like they will need to hire more cops just to keep things under control on the Mainland. Adios
. December 29, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Drunk driving........there is no way to stop it! They don't think they are breaking the law.
wiefchahoo December 30, 2013 at 03:00 PM
its almost like impeach wants to read about crime on the island!

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