William Ferri of Barnegat allegedly sideswiped a police car and then continued driving. Seconds later, Ferri was pulled over and arrested. The officer, who was sitting in his police car at the time was treated for pain and stiffness in his back and neck in the hospital and later released. In addition to assault by auto and DWI, he was charged with reckless driving, failing to maintain lane of travel, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. Ferri was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Of course, the assault by auto charge will be the toughest charge for his attorney to deal with as it is a felony offense. However, his age may help him significantly. Story is here.