BARNEGAT–On April 13th at 1:30am, Patrolman Robert Armstrong arrested Samantha Pinto, 21, of Barnegat for DWI after Pinto crashed into Armstrong’s patrol vehicle.
Ptl. Armstrong was conducting a motor vehicle stop on Barnegat Blvd near West Bay Avenue and was outside of his vehicle when it was struck from behind by Pinto who was driving south on Barnegat Blvd.
Ptl. Armstrong’s K9 partner bullet was in the patrol vehicle when it was struck, however, he was uninjured.
Pinto, who was also uninjured, was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, failure to move over (change lanes) for a stationary emergency vehicle, and use of a cell phone in a moving motor vehicle. Her vehicle was impounded in accordance with John’s Law.