RUMSON: FIRED COP SUES TO GET JOB BACK

rb crash 092114Damien Brennan’s vehicle after the September 21, 2014 crash in Red Bank. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_02A former Rumson cop who crashed his personal vehicle into the back of a Red Bank store while enroute to his moonlight gig guarding Bruce Springsteen’s mansion has sued for reinstatement, according to a lawsuit.

Sergeant Damien Brennan, 38, of Howell, was axed from his borough job last month, even though a DWI charge against him had been dropped, according to the suit, first reported by More Monmouth Musings.

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RED BANK: RUMSON COP CHARGED WITH DWI

rb crash 092114 2The crash occurred at the eastern end of White Street, where the road narrows at the rear of 46 Broad Street.. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

just_inThe motorist charged with drunk driving after crashing his car into the back of a Red Bank store early Sunday morning is a Rumson police officer, redbankgreen has learned.

Sergeant Damien Brennan, 37, of Howell, was charged with DWI and careless driving after crashing his Chevy Camaro into a dumpster behind Fisher Diamonds, at the corner of White and Broad streets, shortly after midnight, Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell confirmed.

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RED BANK: DWI CHARGE FOLLOWS CRASH

rb crash 092114rb crash 092114 1It’s been a rough week for Red Bank landlord Helwar Realty. Last Thursday, roofers accidentally started a fire between its buildings at 48 and 50 Broad Street. Then, shortly after midnight Sunday morning, a motorist traveling east on White Street crashed into the dumpster being used by the roofers, driving it into the rear of 46 Broad, which Helwar also owns.

The structure, home to Alan H. Fisher Diamonds, was not seriously damaged, according to John Drucker, an inspector from the borough building department. The driver, Daniel Brennan, 37, of Howell, was taken to a hospital on a complaint of pain. He was also charged with DWI and careless driving, said police Chief Darren McConnell. (Photo above by Brian Woodward. Click to enlarge)