Former New Jersey Cop Sentenced in DWI Crash That Killed Motorcyclist - NBC New York

Former New Jersey Cop Sentenced in DWI Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

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    Former New Jersey Cop Sentenced in DWI Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    A former New Jersey police officer has been sentenced to nine months in jail in a crash that killed a motorcyclist last Halloween. 

    The Middlesex County prosecutor's office says 30-year-old Romulo Meneses-Alvarez will serve 270 days in county jail as a condition of three years probation he'll serve upon release. He's expected to head to jail on Oct. 19. 

    Authorities said he was off duty and driving a Jeep Wrangler when he collided with the victim's motorcycle in Elizabeth on Oct. 31, 2017, killing 29-year-old Jairo Lozano.

    Alvarez pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, tampering with physical evidence and driving while intoxicated last June. He's also forfeited employment with the Elizabeth Police Department. 

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    Middlesex County prosecutors have been handling the case because Union County prosecutors have an unspecified conflict.

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