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Sussex County woman pleads guilty to aggravated assault

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Gabriella Colon, 20, of Vernon Township pled guilty to fourth-degree aggravated assault before the Honorable Michael E. Hubner, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Virtual Courtroom on March 22, Koch said.

Colon also pled guilty to driving while intoxicated and was ordered to serve 12 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and pay $414.00 in motor vehicle fines and fees. Her driving privileges were ordered suspended until an ignition interlock device is installed and for three months thereafter, Koch said.

According to Koch, Colon admitted to driving her vehicle in an unsafe manner while under the influence in Vernon Township on November 5, 2021. She also admitted to purposely attempting to cause bodily injury to a Vernon Township police officer while that officer was exhibiting evidence of their authority.

Colon is scheduled to be sentenced on May 12 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C.

Colon was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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