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Press Release - Sentencing of Jeffrey Salazar

Release Date: April 16, 2021

April 15, 2021     
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Jeffrey Salazar, who appeared before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 15, 2021.
     Salazar, age 51 of Wantage, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation.  He was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, successfully complete a defensive driving course, utilize an ignition interlock device for two years and pay fines and fees totaling $1,908.00.  His driver license was ordered suspended for eight years.   
     He pled guilty on March 9, 2021, to Assault by Auto, a fourth degree crime, Hindering, a fourth degree crime, and Misuse of 9-1-1, a fourth degree crime, and on April 15, 2021, he pled guilty to the motor vehicle offenses of Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Report.
     The defendant drove his vehicle recklessly while under the influence in Wantage Township on May 28, 2020, and caused bodily injury to an individual, provided false information to law enforcement and called the 9-1-1 emergency system without the need for said service. 
     Salazar was represented by William J. Oake, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.