Somerset Man Charged In New Brunswick Drunk-Driving Accident

A 30-year-old township man faces multiple charges in an October accident in which a Rutgers University student was struck and seriously injured while crossing Easton Avenue in New Brunswick.

Michael Schenck was charged Dec. 15 with aggravated assault, assault by auto and driving while intoxicated in the accident which left Holmdel resident Timothy McDonnell, 20, in serious condition, according to as press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

McDonnell is now in Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange.

Police said McDonnell was attempting to cross Easton Avenue near Mine Street at about 2:16 a.m. Oct. 4 when he was struck by a 2007 Audi driven by Schenck.

The investigation is active and is continuing, according to the press release. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Buckelew of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Detective Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4054.

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