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Sussex County woman sentenced in assault by auto case

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has been sentenced in an assault by auto case in Stanhope, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Monica Hidalgo-Beltran, 34, of Green Township was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 10, Koch said.

Hidalgo-Beltran was sentenced to one year of probation, ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $811.00. Her driver’s license was ordered suspended for one year for driving while intoxicated. She was ordered to attend 12 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and utilize an ignition interlock device for 18 months, Koch said.

Hidalgo-Beltran pled guilty on January 12 to fourth-degree assault by auto and pled guilty to driving while intoxicated on March 10, Koch said.

According to Koch, on January 16, 2016, Hidalgo-Beltran recklessly drove a vehicle while under the influence and caused bodily injury to an individual in Stanhope.

Hidalgo-Beltran was represented by Martin Morrison, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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