Why were his kids in the car? What was he investigating with his kids on Friday night before Christmas?
Maybe they were decoys during a shop lifting investigation.
The Asbury Park Press is reporting that a detective in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office was involved in a head-on collision at 10:32 PM on Friday December 23. Det. James Powers was driving a county owned vehicle. He was determined to be at fault in the accident. He wasn’t given a summons by the Wall Township police officer on the scene. His kids were in the car.
The Press article seems to take issue with the fact that no summons was issued. I don’t have a problem with that.
But it appears that Powers was engaged in personal use of a county owned vehicle.
Joan Marini of Wall was the driver of the 2011 Lexus that Powers hit head-on. According to the app report, she sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. She has a lawyer who told her not to make public comments about the accident.
Litigation to follow. The deeper the pockets of the owner of the vehicle at fault in a motor vehicle accident, the more serious and long term are the injuries.
Here’s another 2012 prediction; Marini will get paid. Her lawyer will get paid. The lawyers defending the county will get paid. Powers will be named in the suit but the same lawyers that defend the county will defend him. Monmouth County taxpayers will get the bill.
Powers is the son of former Freeholder Director Thomas J. Powers.