After a serious motor vehicle accident on Route 206 in Chester Township NJ, a Mendham NJ man was transported to a hospital.
Police said that a gray 2011 Jeep operated by 63-year-old Anthony Sarno was travelling north on Route 206 when a silver 2006 Honda driven by 32-year-old Mount Arlington NJ resident Jeremy Fletcher crossed over the double yellow line and crashed into his vehicle.
After the accident, emergency medical responders arrived on the scene and Mr. Sarno was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.
When he was arrested, Mr. Fletcher had outstanding warrants out of Rockaway Township NJ and Bound Brook Municipal Court and a no-bail warrant out of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.
In New Jersey, assault by auto (or “vehicular assault”) is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(c). According to the statute, a person is guilty of assault by auto if he drives a vehicle recklessly and causes bodily injury to another person. Mr. Fletcher could be charged with third degree assault by auto. If Mr. Fletcher is convicted of third degree assault by auto, he may face a term of imprisonment of five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested, Mr. Fletcher was being held in the Morris County Correctional Facility.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Man Charged with Assault by Auto in Chester Crash, Cops Say.“