NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania was sentenced following his guilty plea to strict liability vehicular homicide in a fatal DWI crash, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
John Frisbie, 31, of East Stroudsburg was sentenced on Aug. 30 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Frisbie was sentenced to 4 years in New Jersey State Prison and will also have his license suspended for 5 years after date of release, submit a DNA sample, and pay $155.00 in fines and fees. He was also sentenced on the DWI charge to 12 hours Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, 4 months loss of license, following the suspension 9 months of interlock , and pay $690 in fines and fees, Taggart said.
Frisbie pled guilty on April 26 to =third-degree strict liability, and driving while intoxicated. In pleading guilty, he admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol which subsequently led to a one vehicle accident which resulted in the death of the victim, Taggart said.
At sentencing, Frisbie was represented by Brett J. Riegel, Esq. and Anthony Iacullo, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.