December 12, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Stuart Johnson, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 9, 2016.
Johnson, age 48, of Parsippany, was sentenced to 904 days in the Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility with credit for 271 days already served and a ten year loss of his driver’s license to run consecutively with current suspension. He must also submit a DNA sample, complete IDRC and pay $3,572.00 in fines and fees.
He pled guilty on December 22, 2015 and October 31, 2016, to Operating a Motor Vehicle During a Second or Subsequent License Suspension for Driving While Intoxicated, a crime of the fourth degree and Driving While Intoxicated.
In April of 2014, during a motor vehicle stop, the defendant was found to be intoxicated and driving while suspended by Byram Police. In September of 2014 the defendant was involved in a motorcycle accident and was found to be intoxicated at that time by Sparta Police and riding while his license was suspended. In January of 2016 Sparta Police responded to a call for a motorcycle down, the defendant was the rider and had been riding the motorcycle while intoxicated. He was again found to have been riding while his license was suspended for multiple Driving While Intoxicated charges.
Johnson was represented by David Nufrio, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.