Regional Briefs – May 9, 2016

SUV Crashes, Barely Misses Gasoline Tanker at Gas Station

JERSEY CITY – A gas station near the Holland Tunnel had a close call early Monday when an SUV crashed and narrowly missed a tanker truck that was delivering fuel, The Associated Press reported. Out of eight passengers, a man, woman and child sustained injuries and are in stable condition at a hospital.

New $37 Million Jail Planned for New Jersey

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. – Officials awarded a $37 million contract to build a new jail which will house up to 360 inmates, The Press of Atlantic City reported. The jail will be built at the county complex in Cape May Court House next to the existing jail.

Coast Guard Rescues 2 From Boat Taking on Water

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard on Sunday rescued two people after their boat began taking on water, The Associated Press reported. The 32-foot sailboat was towed to shore and no injuries were reported.

Officer Injured While Making Robbery Arrest at Motel

GALLOWAY, N.J. – A police officer was injured early Saturday while making an arrest in a strong-arm robbery, The Associated Press reported. A 29-year-old man called 911 that another man staying at his motel forcibly stole his cellphone. James Hastings, 23, refused to return the phone and injured a cop who struggled to arrest him.

Man Dies When Vehicle Tumbles Off Turnpike

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A man died Saturday after his vehicle went off the NJ Turnpike guardrail and landed on Tices Lane, which runs beneath the highway, The Associated Press reported. The driver was ejected and died in the hospital.