Driver crashes car when woman won't buy cigarettes

April 30, 2014 12:23:05 PM PDT
Authorities say a southern New Jersey man who was angry because his girlfriend wouldn't buy him a pack of cigarettes intentionally swerved his car until he lost control and hit a utility pole last week.

The Asbury Park Press reports that 27-year-old Kenneth Lee Price Jr. of Egg Harbor Township allegedly left the scene before police arrived, even though his girlfriend was bleeding profusely from a head wound. He was found a short time later.

The crash occurred around 10 a.m. Friday in Toms River. Authorities say the injured woman, identified only as a Williamstown resident, was treated at a hospital.

Price was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended/causing serious bodily injury. A telephone number for him could not be located Wednesday.


Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press,