For Immediate Release
November 14, 2017
Contact: Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO-GCPO
Re.: Plea to MV assault on officer
Angela Feaster (DOB 9/17/79) of Sewell NJ, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of assault by auto and endangering the welfare of a child, both offenses stemming from a 10/16/15 motor vehicle crash in Franklin Township NJ in which her car struck a police cruiser, causing serious injuries to the officer driving.
Franklin Township Officer Clifford Trovillo sustained spinal and forearm fractures in the collision. Tests showed Feaster’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit for a driver.
“This is a defendant who drove drunk, showing no regard for her two children or a police officer lawfully performing his duties, who sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of her actions,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton.
Guilty pleas to third and fourth degree assault by auto and second-degree endangering came as jury selection was to begin for Feaster’s trial.
Feaster faces up to 10 years in New Jersey state prison when sentenced, scheduled for Jan. 19 , 2018 by Superior Court Judge Robert. P. Becker.
Feaster was released from jail 10/23, after her arrest at the scene, with conditions that she not consume alcohol or drugs and attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The 10/16/15 crash occurred when Feaster’s car failed to stop at a stop sign on Rt. 557 in Franklinville, turning left onto Route 40 and colliding with Ofc. Trovillo’s patrol car.