New Jersey man admits to getting behind the wheel drunk and killing a pedestrian

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Sep. 17 2021, Published 9:20 a.m. ET

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A New Jersey man admitted to getting behind the wheel drunk and killing a pedestrian, prosecutors said.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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