A New Jersey man admitted to getting behind the wheel drunk and killing a pedestrian, prosecutors said.
On Sept. 15, Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, 38, pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
At his sentencing on Nov. 19, the state will recommend a seven years sentence in New Jersey State Prison, according to prosecutors.
On Sept. 5, 2020, the New Jersey State Police received a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle in Toms River.
The investigation determined that the victim, Daniel Cintron, had previously been involved in a minor crash with another driver, Frank Puglisi.
The men exited their vehicles and were in the process of exchanging insurance information on the shoulder of the parkway when they were struck by a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Sandoval-Guerrero.
Puglisi was struck on the left arm while Cintron was thrown into traffic, where he was run over by passing traffic, police say. Cintron was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sandoval-Guerrero continued to drive the vehicle south. He ultimately abandoned it on the shoulder and ran from the area, according to prosecutors.
Sandoval-Guerrero was eventually found and taken into custody.
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