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Cops: Toms River Man Stood Next to His Overturned Car With Hypodermic Needle In His Pocket

Toms River Police Car (File Photo)
Toms River Police Car (File Photo)

A Toms River man survived the overturning of his car without any apparent injuries, but now faces legal trouble after drug paraphernalia was found on him by officers who responded to help.

The 4:21 p.m. accident occurred at the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Walnut Street on Saturday, said Toms River police spokeswoman Jillian Messina. Three officers responded to the call of an overturned vehicle and arrived to find the driver, Brian Roebuck Jr., 33, of Toms River, standing next to his overturned vehicle in the southbound lanes of Hooper Avenue.

The officers spotted a hypodermic needle on the ground close to the driver and his car, then while speaking to Roebuck, saw another hypodermic needle sticking out of his right front pants pocket. He was taken into custody, Messina said, but refused medical attention for a cut on his arm. Roebuck was then transported to the Toms River Police Department Jail without incident.


Roebuck was charged with possession of hypodermic needles as well as a motor vehicle summonses for reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. The crash remains under investigation by Toms River PD Traffic Officer Terry Warren