On September 15th at 4:00am, K9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested Monalisa Powell, 47, of Barnegat for DWI after responding to the area of the Wawa on West Bay Ave for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Ptl. Armstrong located the vehicle and determined that Powell had struck a utility pole near the parking lot and was under the influence of alcohol. A passenger in the vehicle, Joseph Garrett, 35, of Barnegat was found to have an $85,000 outstanding warrant out of the Monmouth County Sheriffs Department and was also placed under arrest.
Powell’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. She was processed and released with summonses for DWI, improper backing, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.
Garrett was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.