FREEHOLDA Belmar man has been arrested as the result of a June motor vehicle collision that left two victims injured, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Michael J. Spivak, 30, of Belmar, was arrested by the Belmar Police Department and charged with one count of second degree Aggravated Assault, two counts of third degree Endangering an Injured Victim, two counts of third degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and one count of fourth degree Assault by Auto, stemming from a motor vehicle collision/leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision with a male and female victim on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 1:28 a.m. Belmar police officers initially responded and investigated a motor vehicle versus two pedestrians collision that occurred on E Street in the area of 15th Avenue in Belmar.

The male victim sustained non-life threatening bodily injuries, while the female sustained more serious injuries as a result of the collision.

The case was a joint investigation with the Belmar Police Department, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Spring Lake Police Department. Law enforcement officials during the initial investigation were able to identify the vehicle and driver within 36 hours of the collision. An extensive criminal investigation continued and led to the charges based on the actions of the driver and the serious injuries sustained by the victims.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle.

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 of the trial rights     guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

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