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Verona Police Charge West Orange Man with Assault by Auto

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VERONA, NJ - A West Orange man was arrested by Verona police on Tuesday and charged with two counts of assault by auto.  

The arrest follows an Aug. 2 incident in which Verona police responded to a serious three-car crash near 421 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona. Responding officers found three victims, one with serious injuries.  Upon  investigation, Officer Chris Scheper suspected that one of the drivers, Adam Kling, 46, of West Orange, was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The investigation continued resulting in Kling's arrest at police headquarters on Tuesday.   

Kling was released after posting bail. He is scheduled to appear in the Essex County Superior Court on Oct. 10.

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