Prosecutors say a man who allegedly was driving under the influence struck and seriously injured a pedestrian and then kept driving, even though the victim was lodged in the vehicle's windshield.
Bail was set at $150,000 cash for Marcos Ortega, a 33-year-old Little Egg Harbor resident.
He is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and causing serious bodily injury to another while driving under the influence, and it wasn't known Wednesday if he has retained a lawyer.
Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred Monday night on Route 9 in Ocean Township.
The pedestrian, 61-year-old Kenneth Moeller of Lanoka Harbor, remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition. Further details on his injuries have not been disclosed.