Driver Charged with DWI and Reckless Driving in Atlantic Highlands Fatal Crash

Dylan Rieger, photo via facebook


Dylan Rieger, the 27 year old Belford resident who allegedly struck and killed John and Barbara Grogan of Atlantic Highlands on Route 36 on Friday night, has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving in connection with the incident, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

The Grogans were attempting to cross the intersection from the northbound direction of State Highway 36 and Grand Avenue at approximately 7:50 p.m. Friday evening, when they were struck by an eastbound 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, driven by Rieger.

Rieger was uninjured in the collision and remained on scene.

The area around the collision was closed down for approximately 5.5 hours for the investigation. The westbound lanes were reopened at 12:45 a.m. and the area was fully reopened at approximately 1:30 a.m.

The criminal investigation remains active and ongoing at this time by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Atlantic Highlands Police Department and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART).

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information to assist the investigative team is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Agent Reginald Grant at 800-533-7443, or Atlantic Highlands Police Department Sergeant Brian Phair at 732-291-1212.

Posted: March 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments »

26 Comments on “Driver Charged with DWI and Reckless Driving in Atlantic Highlands Fatal Crash”

  1. ann said at 6:30 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    he made a fatal mistake and that’s absolutely terrible for several families. that being said it’s awful journalism to pull an old photo of him off his facebook to provoke the town further to give an image of him being a reckless drunk

  2. Ahhhhhh, Ann? said at 7:10 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    If the shoe fits, he needs to wear it and his current actions seem to match that photo and his past.

  3. image said at 7:14 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    Sadly, Reckless drunk is an accurate image. Too bad no one corrected his reckless behavior before innocent pedestrians lost their lives.

    good journalism.

    ps, legalizeweedamiright?????

  4. A,P.Hill said at 8:02 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    I agree with ann. The other two comments are foolish and sophomoric.

  5. Steve said at 8:15 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    Unforgivable, period.

  6. Steve said at 8:27 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    Unforgivable, period

  7. ann said at 8:30 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    if a festival photo from 2011 was a reflection of him as a person as a whole then something like this wouldn’t have taken EIGHT years to happen. he made a mistake and he’s facing the consequences its piss poor journalism to internationally provoke the public with old photos

  8. Mad as hell said at 9:19 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    Does that mean he was underage on the photo?

  9. Jesus said at 9:57 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    If you all only knew how hurt and sorry he is, was a accident and this is a pic from so long ago and not a soul on this earth can say they didn’t drink under age so eat shit, bashing someone for a heart breaking mistake won’t fix or make anyone feel better, this is completely wrong anyway you look at it, so only the guilty TALK SHIT

  10. Jesus said at 10:00 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    Mad as hell, you don’t even know

  11. Yup- said at 10:09 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    so sad to see another horrific impaired -driving result. Just wait til we add more (legal)high potheads, to our already concerning road problems. So sorry for the families, and sorry for what more we will endure, here… all for more tax revenue, which of course will not be enough. NJ is sick, folks. And, soon, done. No one will stop it. Wait and see.

  12. mirror mirror said at 10:32 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    The item that is a reflection of him as a person as whole is that he was drunk driving and killed two innocent pedestrians.

    My dad used to work up in Harlem in the 70s and 80s while living in a bayshore town and still makes that same commute. He describes the most dangerous part of his daily commute was never riding NYC subways, buses, or walking along the streets in Harlem, it was and still is just crossing Rt 36 in suburban NJ, because reckless drunks like Dylan Rieger don’t even pretend to care about pedestrians.

    I hope my dad survives crossing that same highway at least enough more times to be on a jury of Dylan’s peers, and if anyone else happens to see my dad trying to cross the highway, try to remember:
    pedestrians have the right way.
    you have heat and ac, my dad has a coat.
    you’re cruising 50mph (cause you people never speed on 36) and my dad has a mile to walk at 2 mph.

    Please, slow down, pay attention, and don’t be a reckless drunk.

  13. @ image said at 11:03 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    what does weed have to do with any of this? I’m surprised you didn’t bring up Planned Parenthood either, that other favorite topic of yours. What a ridiculous cuck you are.

  14. @ mad said at 11:37 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    explain exactly what is illegal in that photo?

  15. Johny said at 11:42 pm on March 11th, 2019:

    Dylan Rieger, age 21, from Highway 36 in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on May 31, 2013 for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

    From RedBankGreen

  16. Catlady said at 12:34 am on March 12th, 2019:

    Who cares about that photo. Unless there’s good reason to believe he was not drunk he deserves to be portrayed this way.

  17. Yourguiltypig said at 1:55 am on March 12th, 2019:

    Ann we know it’s Anna hisnsister he’s guilty he KILLED TOOK 2 LIVES nothing justifies what Jesus Christ he’s done like hell yea they are going to get a pic of him with a beer bong not him skipping threw floweers.

    Justice.will prevail

    -one sad and sick to her stomach mother of a child who had to explain what heaven was to my 6 year old.


  18. @ ann said at 9:21 am on March 12th, 2019:

    Damn right we should be provoked over drunk driving. Maybe this so called “piss poor” journalism will wake people up about what can happen to you when you drink and drive.

    Stop being a snowflake.

  19. ann said at 10:11 am on March 12th, 2019:

    Not Anna Hinister for starters for two before you start teaching karma maybe teach yourself some basic grammar lol you called yourself a guilty pig with your username on here because you can’t diffeewn you’re & your. it’s called due process they shouldn’t taint the public’s perspective with an eight year old photo when all recent are him working

  20. Talking about said at 10:51 am on March 12th, 2019:

    IMPAIRED driving: of ANY type: alcohol, mental illness( Alzheimer’s, etc.,) drugs- of any kind. Statistically, many people get behind the wheel, who should not be doing so, period. So angry, so personal in attacks. -what is your problem?? Hope you don’t drive when you are so pissed, ( apparently much of the time??) either!

  21. Just can't said at 3:01 pm on March 12th, 2019:

    help yourself, can you? Keep replying.

  22. Who died said at 12:08 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    and left you judge, jury and arbiter of who should post or not post? Maybe you should stop your personal and nasty postings. This is a political and discussion place, provided by Art, for differing views. You want to tear people up who think differently than you, go back to FB, Twitter,and/or all the childrens’ blogs/ sites.

  23. I just said at 3:04 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    find it hilarious that everyone else is ugly, nasty, childish, etc. The common denominator here is YOU. Please, don’t change though. I do enjoy seeing your seething, angry, discombobulated rambling about any and every thing that is different from you. Stay classy, bud.

  24. If it annoys the likes of you said at 8:58 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    and raises your blood pressure any, to show your mean intolerance for every viewpoint but your own narrow and uneducated one, great, my work is done here!😉👍

  25. Yet said at 9:27 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    again your functional illiteracy fails you. Gonna stay up all night again listening to Tucker and going down various rabbit holes involving your two favorite topics? I’ll hang up and listen.

  26. Hummmm said at 9:33 am on March 14th, 2019:

    that’s the sound of me hanging up on you- would compare my education, degrees and credentials against yours, any day, but, buh-bye now, find someone else to trash and make yourself feel so big against..