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Sussex County man pleads guilty to death by auto, DWI

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man entered a guilty plea to death by auto and driving while intoxicated, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Attila Princz, 42, of Sparta Township pled guilty to second-degree death by auto, a crime and a motor vehicle offense of driving while intoxicated on Jan. 11 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Princz admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol which subsequently led to a head-on motor vehicle accident in which resulted in the death of the victim, Taggart said.

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

Princz is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24.

Princz was represented by Ryan Clark, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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