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NY man sentenced to 4 years in prison for vehicular homicide

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Matthew Heyman, 27, of Yonkers was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 5.

Heyman drove while intoxicated on January 29, 2016, on County Route 565 (Glenwood Road) in Vernon, crossed the double yellow center lines and caused a head-on collision in which an individual died.

Heyman was sentenced to four years in New Jersey state prison subject to the No Early Release Act and three years of parole supervision following his release from custody. He was also ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $5,894.00, his driver’s license was suspended for seven years to run concurrently to a one year driver license suspension for driving while intoxicated, he must utilize an ignition interlock device for 12 months, and attend 12 hours at the intoxicated driver resource center.

Heyman pled guilty on November 28, 2018, to second-degree vehicular homicide, and driving while intoxicated.

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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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