TOMS RIVER – A Toms River man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison after fleeing the scene of a fatal parkway crash that killed a man.
Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, 38, of Toms River, pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide as well as Driving While Intoxicated on September 15 in connected to the death of Daniel Cintron.
On September 5, two men had pulled over near mile marker 86 on the Garden State Parkway due to a minor crash. Daniel Cintron and Frank Puglisi were exchanging their insurance information when Sandoval-Guerrero drove into them.
Puglisi was hit in his arm and Cintron was knocked into traffic, subsequently being run over by passing cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, Sandoval-Guerrero continued to drive down the Parkway and eventually ditched his car and fled on foot. He was later found in the area of Route 9 and Church Road where he was arrested.
Sandoval-Guerrero was then transported to Community Medical Center for a draw of his blood. Results revealed that he had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .146 percent at the time his blood was drawn, which is over the state legal limit of .08.
Sandoval-Guerrero has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension on September 5.
Along with his sentencing of seven years in state prison, Sandoval-Guerrero’s driving privileges have been suspended for a period of 10 years. In addition, he must install an ignition interlock device on the car he principally operates for a period of one year following the expiration of the 10-year suspension of his driving privileges.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledges the diligent efforts of Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Abatemarco and Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Leimbach who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, New Jersey State Police, Toms River Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation, ultimately resulting in Sandoval-Guerrero’s guilty plea and state prison sentence.