NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A 29-year-old man from Newton was sentenced to five years in state prison for causing a head-on crash that killed two men in Woodbridge on July 10, 2014
Andrew Frazell pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide on September 26, 2016, admitting he was drunk when he drove a 2005 Jeep Liberty the wrong way on a Garden State Parkway exit ramp, striking a 2005 Honda Accord, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).
The Honda's driver, 42-year-old Deron McGuire, of Sayreville, and his passenger, 36-year-old Lucian Roberson, of Hackensack, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the release.
Subsequent blood-alcohol testing showed Frazell's blood alcohol was 0.162%, more than twice the legal limit.
Frazell must serve 85% of the term before he can be eligible for parole, according to the sentence imposed by Middlesex County's Presiding Criminal Judge Alberto Rivas.
Frazell must serve three years of parole supervision upon his release, and his driver's license will be suspended for an additional five years after his release.
Frazell avoided trial by pleading guilty to the charges as part of an agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Sheree Pitchford.
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