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Man pleads guilty to eluding, DWI in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania man has entered a guilty plea to eluding, and several motor vehicle summonses including driving while intoxicated, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

James D. Brickley, 31, of Lords Valley pled guilty to second-degree eluding, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test, and reckless driving on July 22 before the Honorable Judge Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Brickley admitted to fleeing from law enforcement officers with the New Jersey State Police and Sparta Police Department after having received a signal from said officers to bring the vehicle to full stop, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 7 before the Honorable Robert M. Hanna, J.S.C., Taggart said.

The case was investigated by Tpr. R. Tarleton and Tpr. N. Parisi of the New Jersey State Police and Ptl. A. Spitzer of Sparta Police Department.

Brickley was represented by Matthew Young, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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