Whiting Man Gets 4 Years for Berkeley DWI Crash Injuring Woman

A 52-year-old Whiting resident, William Andujar, has been given a four-year prison sentence for his roles in a drunk-driving accident: aggravated assault and driving while under the influence. The incident, which occurred in Berkeley in November 2020, left a 44-year-old South Toms River woman, Susan Ewing, severely injured.

Andujar has been in Ocean County Jail since his arrest immediately after the crash. The collision involved two vehicles on West Pinewald Keswick Road in Berkeley, happening approximately at 7 p.m. on November 2, 2020. During the investigation, it was discovered that Andujar, driving a 2010 Honda CRV, had struck the rear of Ewing’s 2003 Hyundai Elantra. Both vehicles ended up off the path and in a woodland area.

As a result of the crash, Ewing was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with serious injuries from which she is still recuperating. Andujar was also taken to the same medical facility post-crash where his blood was tested. The outcome revealed a blood alcohol level of .18, along with a significant amount of methadone. The permissible alcohol limit in New Jersey is .08.

Under the No Early Release Act, Andujar is obliged to serve at least 85% of his sentence, which equates to 41 months. Ken Serrano, who covers crime news for gannettnj.com, can be reached at 732-643-4029 or by email at kserrano@gannettnj.com.

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