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Man pleads guilty to strict liability vehicular homicide in fatal DWI crash

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to strict liability vehicular homicide in a fatal DWI crash, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

John Frisbie, 31, of East Stroudsburg pled guilty to third-degree strict liability vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated on April 26 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Frisbi admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol which subsequently led to a single-vehicle accident which resulted in the death of a person, Taggart said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 14.

Frisbi was represented by Brett J. Riegel, Esq. and Anthony J. Iacullo, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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