Trenton man who tried to evade DWI arrested, found with firearm

May 6, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

BELMAR BOROUGH (MONMOUTH)– A Trenton resident has been arrested after avoiding a DWI checkpoint while under the influence.

The New Jersey State Police have arrested Christopher Gosley, 33, of Trenton, N.J. after he attempted to evade a DWI checkpoint in Belmar Borough, Monmouth County.

On Sunday, May 2, at 1:28 a.m., troopers observed a Chevrolet Equinox allegedly attempt to avoid a DWI checkpoint by travelling outside of the orange traffic-coned lanes and travel southbound in the northbound lanes of State Highway 35. Trooper Ryker Toscano was able to stop the vehicle shortly after the incident.

During the stop, Trooper Toscanini determined that Gosley was under the influence of drugs and arrested him without incident. Further investigation revealed that Gosley was in possession of a handgun, a high capacity magazine, and drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Gosley was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of paraphernalia, certain persons not to have weapons, hindering, refusal to submit fingerprints, and obstruction. He was lodged in Monmouth County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.