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Man sentenced for eluding police in stolen car in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A man was sentenced for eluding police in stolen car in Sussex County, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Matthew Eng, 34, of North Berwick, ME entered a guilty plea to an indictment on Nov. 29 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Eng pled guilty to second-degree eluding and third-degree theft, Taggart said.

Eng was simultaneously sentenced to 5 years New Jersey State Prison on the eluding charge along with a concurrent 4 years New Jersey State Prison on the theft charge. He will also be required to pay fines and fees, Taggart said.

He admitted to using a stolen car to elude the police, after receiving signal to bring the vehicle to a stop. Subsequently, driving at a high rate of speed while passing multiple cars, Taggart said.

Eng was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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