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Morris County woman pleads guilty to assault by auto, other charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County woman has entered a guilty plea to assault by auto and other charges, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Jennifer Sugarman, 36, Lincoln Park Borough pled guilty on Nov. 9 to fourth-degree assault by auto, DWI, and refusal to submit before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

According to Taggart, Sugerman admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol which subsequently led to a motor vehicle accident with another driver. She was simultaneously sentenced on the DWI and the refusal to submit to breathalyzer test to a seven month loss of license, 12 hours IDRC and minimum mandatory fines and fees.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2023 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Taggart said.

Sugarman was represented by Michael Cuellar Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

Jay Edwards

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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