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Sussex County man pleads guilty to assault by auto, other charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to assault by auto and other charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch.

Jeffrey Salazar, 50, of Wantage Township pled guilty to fourth-degree assault by auto, third-degree false report, and fourth-degree misuse of 9-1-1 before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 9, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Salazar admitted that he drove his vehicle recklessly in Wantage Township on May 28, 2020, and caused bodily injury to an individual, provided false information to law enforcement and called the 9-1-1 emergency system without the need for said service, Koch said.

Sentencing for those guilty pleas and guilty pleas and sentencing for motor vehicle offenses is presently anticipated for April 15, 2021, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Tpr. A. Hendrix and Tpr. A. Ventura of the New Jersey State Police.

Salazar was represented by William J. Oake, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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