Pennsylvania Man Charged with Aggravated Assault by Auto in Wall Township

November 10, 2023

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ- A 24-year-old Downingtown, Pennsylvania man has been charged with aggravated assault by auto stemming from an October 8, 2023, motor vehicle collision on State Route 35 in Wall Township.

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, at approximately 6:45 p.m. the Wall Township Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 35 and 18th Avenue for a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles with multiple injuries reported.

The investigation on scene revealed that 2011 Nissan Altima being operated by Mitchell G. Holley (34) of Downingtown, Pennsylvania was traveling on State Highway 35 southbound, when he left his lane of travel and entered the northbound lane of State Highway 35 striking a 2023 Mazda CX3 being operating by a 39-year-old man and occupied by a 31-year-old female both of Point Pleasant. All occupants were required to be extricated from their vehicles by emergency crews and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

State Highway 35 from Wall Church Road to 18th Avenue was shut down in both directions for approximately an hour and half while emergency crews conducted extrication and medical treatment and crash investigators processed the scene. Fire and rescue crews from West Belmar Fire Department, Glendola Fire Department and South Wall Fire and Rescue responded to the scene as well as emergency medical crews from Wall Township Police EMS, Belmar EMS and paramedics from Hackensack Meridian.

After receiving toxicology results from the New Jersey State Police Forensic Laboratory Patrolman Hunter Manning charged Holley with (2) two counts of aggravated assault by auto (3rd Degree Crime), (1) one count of causing seriously bodily injury while driving with a suspended driver’s license (3rd Degree Crime), driving while suspended, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. An arrest warrant has been issued for Holley.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all the trial rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and New Jersey State Law.