North Arlington NJ Man Admits Causing Fatal DWI Accident in Elizabeth
A North Arlington NJ man recently pleaded guilty to causing a fatal DWI accident in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 50-year-old resident of North Arlington in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to Union County prosecutors, the suspect was heavily intoxicated while operating a top loader at APM terminal, a marine terminal located in Elizabeth, NJ.
The drunk driving accident resulted in the death of the suspect’s co-worker, a 49-year-old woman from Newark, NJ. (Both the suspect and the victim worked at the Elizabeth NJ marine terminal.)
When Port Authority paramedics and law enforcement officials got to the scene of the accident, they found the female victim suffering from serious injuries. Tragically, she later died as a result of her injuries.
The suspect ultimately avoided trial in the case by pleading guilty to second degree vehicular manslaughter charges. He reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol prior to returning from his lunch break.
The terms of the suspect’s plea agreement with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office call for him to be sentenced to four years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen Man Admits Fault in Fatal Drunk-Driving Incident in Elizabeth: Prosecutor.”