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South Brunswick Driver Charged with DWI After Crashing Into New Road Home

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Dayton man is facing numerous charges including DWI after crashing into a New Road home early Saturday morning, police said Tuesday.

According to police, Akhil Uppuluri, 22, was driving a 2016 Acura east on New Road at 1:07 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of the vehicle.

The Acura, which police estimate was traveling at around 80 mph at the time he lost control, crashed into a mailbox and utility pole at 277 New Road, then hit another mailbox and utility pole the next house down the road, 279.

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He then hit the front of 281 New Road, at the corner of Route 522, with the car coming to rest in the intersection, police said.

Police said the speed limit on New Road is 35 m.p.h.

The residents of 281 New Road were at home at the time of the crash, but were not injured, police said.

Although the home suffered “significant” damage to the front, township code enforcement officers inspected the structure and the family was allowed to stay there.

Uppuluri was transported by Monmouth Junction First Aid and paramedics to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was released after treatment.

Officers determined that Uppuluri had been drinking and was driving while his license was suspended.

Police said he was charged with DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain a lane, speeding, and driving while suspended.

His family member who owned the vehicle was also issued a summons for allowing a suspended driver to use the vehicle, police said.

 New Road was closed for two hours during the investigation by Officer Matthew Skolsky.

The Monmouth Junction Fire Department responded to the crash.

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