A Manchester Township woman was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after she left the scene of crash in Toms River. The suspect, 45-year-old Wendy Soden was arrested by Officer Michael Guarino at a residence in Whiting.
On Friday evening, October 7, 2016, the Manchester Township Police was contacted by the Toms River Police Department and requested to assist with attempting to locate a vehicle which had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in their town. Information from the crash in Toms River revealed that the suspect vehicle might possibly be fleeing to an address in Manchester Township. As a result, Officer Michael Guarino located the vehicle and made contact with its operator, 45-year-old, Wendy Soden. She was located at an address on Hudson Parkway in the Whiting section of the township.
While dealing with Soden, Officer Guarino determined that her ability to operate a vehicle was impaired due to alcohol consumption. It was also determined that Ms. Soden had her 10 year old daughter in the vehicle during the collision and during the trip back to the Hudson Parkway address. As a result, Ms. Soden was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail in default of bail.