NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced for operating a motor vehicle during license suspension, and driving while intoxicated, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
Zilvinas Bitinaitis, 58, of Andover was sentenced on August 12 before the Honorable Judge Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Bitinaitis was sentenced to 180 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility with a credit for 84 days jail already served, concurrent to 180 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility for driving while intoxicated. He was ordered to use an interlock device for two years, attend IDRC and pay at least $1,982 in fines and fees, including motor vehicle fines. His driving privileges were ordered suspended for eight years, Taggart said.
Bitinaitis pled guilty on May 20 to fourth-degree operating a motor vehicle during license suspension, and driving while intoxicated, Taggart said.
According to Taggart, Bitinaitis admitted to knowingly operating a motor vehicle in Byram Township on November 15, 2021 during a period of license suspension, while having been suspended for a second or subsequent violation of driving while intoxicated.
Bitinaitis was represented by Daniel Agatino, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.