the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Holmdel NJ, The New Jersey State Police have arrested Wellingthon Ayala-Peralta, 36, of Philadelphia, PA for allegedly brandishing a gun and shooting it during a road rage incident.
On Tuesday, August 24, at 10:47 a.m., troopers from Holmdel Station were alerted by dispatch of an erratic driver who was reported to be traveling southbound on the Garden State Parkway in Middlesex County. The victim called 9-1-1 to report that another driver pulled up next to him, brandished a gun, and fired two rounds into the air. He was able to provide a description of the vehicle, which was a black Honda Civic with Pennsylvania license plates.
Within minutes, troopers located and stopped the vehicle in the area of milepost 89.2. Ayala-Peralta was arrested and found to be in possession of stolen a 9mm caliber handgun and a high capacity magazine.
Wellingthon Ayala-Peralta was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, possession of a high capacity magazine, receiving stolen property, and DWI. He was lodged at the Middlesex County jail pending a detention hearing.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.