TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey man who was angry because his girlfriend wouldn’t buy him a pack of cigarettes intentionally swerved his car until he lost control and hit a utility pole last week.
The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1iAOhDs) reports that 27-year-old Kenneth Lee Price Jr. of Egg Harbor Township allegedly left the scene before police arrived, even though his girlfriend was bleeding profusely from a head wound. He was found a short time later.
The crash occurred around 10 a.m. Friday in Toms River. Authorities say the injured woman, identified only as a Williamstown resident, was treated at a hospital.
Price was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended/causing serious bodily injury. A telephone number for him could not be located Wednesday.