A Howell, New Jersey man who admitted to being high on narcotics when causing a fatal car crash in Mount Arlington, NJ has lost his appeal.
The suspect is a man from Howell Township in Monmouth County, NJ. He was reportedly under the influence of drugs when he crashed into a police cruiser on a road in Mount Arlington, New Jersey. The crash caused the death of a police officer.
The suspect eventually reached a deal with Morris County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges for aggravated manslaughter. However, he ultimately made the decision to appeal the guilty plea and attempted to get blood and urine tests thrown out as evidence.
The blood tests that were administered to the suspect after the auto accident reportedly showed that he used heroin and other illegal narcotics before the crash.
An appellate court has now rejected the appeal. This means that the suspect will have to complete his 20-year prison sentence.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Convicted in DUI Crash That Killed Cop Loses Appeal on Blood Test.”