New Jersey Man Busted For Drugs Just Before Fatal DUI Crash
RARITAN, NJ – On 7th of July, cops pulled over 62-year-old Ronald B. Rebernik and searched his car in which they found drugs. They took him into custody for drug possession. He was released on summons after which he hit a Raritan borough family as he was driving intoxicated due to which a 1-year-old baby lost his life.
A footage released by the police showed the cops searching his vehicle and one of them asking if there are drugs in the vehicle for which he replied that there are 7 bags of heroin, but no needles. They found 1 bag of heroin in his shirt’s pocket as well as 2 bags of crack cocaine. Video footage shows cops taking him into custody.
He was released after his court date was scheduled. On his way back, he struck a Raritan borough family as they were going to a park to celebrate Matias Ortega’s first birthday, who was dragged under the vehicle and died. His vehicle stopped after hitting a parked car.
The accident happened around 7:15 p.m.
The mother of the baby, 36-year-old Domitila Rosales and brother, 5-year-old Daniel Ortega, sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident due to which they are still in critical condition at the hospital.
The charges of Rebernik included:
- Second-degree vehicular homicide
- 2 counts of third-degree assault by auto
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
He is also summoned for reckless driving. He will stay in jail until he appears in court.
News Source: www.Patch.com