A North Arlington NJ man admitted his role in causing a fatal drunk driving accident at a marine terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 50-year-old man from North Arlington in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to Union County NJ prosecutors, the suspect was drunk when he operated a top loader at APM terminal in Elizabeth, NJ.
The DWI accident caused the death of one of the suspect’s co-workers, a 49-year-old female resident of Newark, NJ.
When Port Authority NJ emergency responders and police officers arrived the scene of the accident, they saw that the victim was suffering significant injuries. Tragically, doctors were unable to save the victim; she later died due to her injuries.
The suspect was able to avoid trial in Union County Superior Court by reaching a plea deal with prosecutors: he pleaded guilty to second degree vehicular manslaughter charges and admitted to drinking alcohol before he returned from his lunch break on the date of the fatal DWI accident.
In accordance with the suspect’s plea deal, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to request that he be sentenced to a term of incarceration of four years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, see the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen Man Admits Fault in Fatal Drunk-Driving Incident in Elizabeth: Prosecutor.”