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This Week In Crime – New Jersey


Date: May 11, 2016

Following is the list of individuals who were charged or sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated due to the use of alcohol or drugs in New Jersey this week:

  • On 2nd of May, 70-year-old Robert Aquilino pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol in municipal court. The test result shown his BAC level at 0.13 percent, which is higher than the legal limit allowed for driving in the state. He was ordered by Judge Brian Levine to pay $406 in fine and a $250 surcharge. He was also ordered to pay the amount of $75 to the N.J. Safe Neighborhoods Program, $50 to the N.J. Victims Crime Compensation Board, and the amount $33 as court costs. His driving license is cancelled for 7 months.
  • 26-year-old Richard J. Sabatino pleaded guilty for driving while intoxicated. He was found to be under the influence of drugs. He was ordered to pay the amount of $200 in fine and $500 to the state drug abuse reduction program. He was also ordered by the judge to pay other programs as well which include paying $75 to the N.J. Safe Neighborhoods Program, $50 to the N.J. Victims Crime Compensation Board, and $50 to the N.J. State Police lab. He had to pay the amount of $33 in court costs.
  • 49-year-old Bartolome Depinto pleaded guilty to driving after consuming alcohol. He was driving with a blood alcohol level of .10 percent. He had to pay the amount of $256 in fine and a $250 surcharge. Other than that, he was ordered to pay $75 to the N.J. Safe Neighborhoods Program, $50 to the N.J. Victims Crime Compensation Board, and a $33 fee for the court costs. His driving privileges were cancelled for 90 days.
  • 29-year-old Christian A. Alvarado admitted that he was behind the wheel without a driving license and was ordered to pay the amount of $206 in fine and $33 in court costs. He was not allowed o apply for a driving license for the time period of 6 months.
  • 2 men were sent to the conditional discharge program for first offense and minor drug charges. One is 30-year-old David S. White and the other is 30-year-old Zachary Evans. They both were ordered to pay the amount of $833 in fine. Evans was not only fined for the minor drug charges, but his additional fines included the amount of $206 and he had to pay the amount $33 in costs for parking in a handicapped spot.

According to the court order, their blood tests will be done randomly the whole year. It was decided by the judge that if their history doesn’t have any drug related arrest, the charge will be dismissed.

  • 20-year-old Christian A. Rivera was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol while he was underage and was ordered to pay $33 in fine. His driving license was suspended for 6 days and he was also ordered to complete 1 month of community service.

News Source: www.NewJerseyHills.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.