On July 8, 2012 the Manchester Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash that sent one motorist to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The accident occurred on County Route 571 in front of the Manchester Middle School at approximately 10:45pm. Lori A. Riddle, age 51 from Brick, NJ was operating a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser west bound when the car she was driving struck a utility pole. Mrs. Riddle had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company and was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for her injuries which do not appear to be life threatening. Also on scene were Manchester First Aid, and Mon-Oc Paramedics. The accident caused delays to the traffic pattern for approximately an hour. Patrolman Charles Gatnarek is investigating the crash. The driver was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.