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Morris County man pleads guilty in DWI crash that injured person

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and causing an accident that injured a person, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Vincent Reinke, 25, of Randolph Township pled guilty on Feb. 23 to fourth-degree assault by auto and driving while intoxicated before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Reinke admitted to driving under the influence of drugs which subsequently led to a motor vehicle accident which resulted in bodily injury to a victim, Taggart said.

Reinke was simultaneously sentenced on the DWI charge to seven months loss of license, seven months of interlock following the license suspension, twelve hours of Intoxicated Driver Research Center, and $690.00 in fines and fees, Taggart said.

Reinke is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4.

Vincent Reinke was represented by John Weichsel, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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