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Drunk Drivers Get Heavy Fines And License Suspensions In Mount Olive Township


MOUNT OLIVE TWP. – On 19th of September, 3 drivers admitted in municipal court that they were driving under the influence of alcohol.

The drivers were 58-year-old Robert S. Wingert whose BAC level was 0.12, 30-year-old Tyler W. Fulper whose BAC level was recorded at 0.13, and 21-year-old Shane T. Crowley, whose BAC level is not known.

Wingert’s driving license is suspended for 3 months and licenses of the other 2 were cancelled for 7 months.

Judge Brian Levine ordered Wingert and Fulper to pay the amount of $356 in fine and Crowley was fined $306. Their other fines included paying:

  • $75 to the N.J. Safe Neighborhoods Program
  • $50 to the N.J. Victims Crime Compensation Board
  • $33 in court costs

2 individuals, 25-year-old Andrew J. Bukowski, and 24-year-old Christian C. Bernal-Gallego were each admitted to the conditional discharge program for a first-time, minor drug offense. They both were ordered to pay the amount of $833 in fine and the judge ordered to test them for drugs often. Their charges will be dismissed if they are not taken into custody or charged with any offense linked to drugs or intoxication.

32-year-old James R. Gannon pleaded guilty to assault and was ordered to pay the amount of $500 in fine and the other fines included paying:

  • $75 to the N.J. Safe Neighborhoods Program
  • $50 to the N.J. Victims Crime Compensation Board
  • $33 in court costs

2 individuals pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, one is 26-year-old Brandon Fernando and the other was is 21-year-old Teresa R. Pilco. The judge ordered them to pay the amount of $500 in fine along with other fines included paying:

  • $500 to the state drug abuse reduction program
  • $75 to the N.J. Safe Neighborhoods Program
  • $50 to the N.J. Victims Crime Compensation Board
  • $50 to the N.J. State Police lab
  • $33 in court costs

The driving license of Fernando is suspended for 6 months and he has to pay additional fines including:

  • $33 in costs for driving too slowly and blocking traffic
  • $33 in costs for failing to obtain a N.J. driver’s license

The additional fines for Pilco included $56 and $33 in costs for having illegally tinted windows.

18-year-old Vanessa Rios pleaded guilty to failing to provide documents and was ordered to pay the amount of $156 in fine, $33 in costs and $100 for contempt of court. She also accepted that she got behind the wheel with an expired license and was fined $106 for the offense. She was ordered to pay the amount of $33 in costs and for obstructing passage of vehicles and was fined $56 and $33 in costs.

Source: www.newjerseyhills.com

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