County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief David Irizarry of
the Metuchen Police Department announced that a man has been arrested and charged
in the hit and run which took place in the Borough during the early morning
hours of March 2, 2020.
Flynn, 18, of Toms River was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated assault
in the second degree, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting
in serious bodily injury in the third degree, and various motor vehicle
continuing investigation determined that on March 2, 2020 at approximately 9:01
am Flynn was driving a white Ford F 250 pickup truck and struck a utility
worker in the crosswalk at the intersection of Middlesex
Avenue and Grove Avenue. He then fled the
51-year old utility worker from Whippany, New Jersey who was struck in the hit
and run remains in critical condition.
law enforcement was seeking assistance in identifying the driver of a white
pick up truck who was seen near the incident. That driver contacted authorities
and was ultimately determined to be a witness. That contact furthered the
investigation that lead to the identification of the perpetrator, Paddy Flynn.
is scheduled for his initial court appearance via video this afternoon in New Brunswick
investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to
call Sergeant Belluscio of the Metuchen Police Department at (732) 632-8500, or
Detective Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (732) 745-4328.
is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Flynn are merely
accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.