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Car Accident Dispute Erupts into Scuffle with Police

Two Manalapan men were arrested after allegedly attempting to help one driver assault the other driver.

A car accident on Tuesday, April 16 developed into an attempted assault between the two drivers and then a scuffle between police and two other men. 

When police arrived at the scene of the car accident on Church Lane, witnesses said that one of the drivers attempted to assault the other, but that several people intervened. Then, several men exited another car and attempted to join the assailant in harming the other driver.

According to police, officers attempted to calm the men down and one of the men, a 17-year-old of Manalapan, began acting in a menacing manner towards a police officer. While police went to arrest this individual, 21-year-old Alexis Valera of Manalapan, attempted to intervene and a brief fight broke out between the officers, Valera, and the juvenile; no injuries were reported.

Both Valera and the juvenile were arrested by Ptl. Kevin McIntosh and Ptl. Kyle Earley and transported to the Manalapan Police Department. Valera was charged with being a disorderly person, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Sgt. Thomas Mantle, Ptl. Jeanie Letts, Special Officer Chris Makwinski and Captain Michael Fountain also responded to the scene to assist. 

USMarineDad@Manalapan April 30, 2013 at 07:01 PM
I hope that the officers used plenty of pepper spray on this idiot. Good work MPD!
Tx May 01, 2013 at 03:37 AM
This is the trash that is living in Manalapan now. Ever notice how the homes are starting to look like Staten Island glitz
Mombo May 02, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I think you should mind your business... As a teen growing up here, you come to realize these cops have nothing better to do then harass teens. Put the cops in newyork they won't stand a chance! They should be more worried about the drug problem then some kids insulting them
jacksonryatt May 06, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Typical response. God forbid a teenager actually show respect to someone in authority! Nope, it's always someone else's fault and teens are just being bullied by the big bad police, or the big bad school, or whatever. Everyone makes excuses and blames it on someone else rather than owning up to their wrongdoing
Optimus Prime May 15, 2013 at 12:03 AM
This isn't even what happened I was there ... Just goes to show people believe everything they see on the Internet

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