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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: April 29, 2014

 

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Woodbridge man imprisoned for causing auto fatality

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a Woodbridge man has been sentenced to serve five years in a New Jersey state prison for driving while intoxicated and killing another man, who was sitting in front of his motel room when he was struck by the defendantís car.

 

††††††††† Allen Szyrwiel, 63, of the Port Reading section of Woodbridge was sentenced to the term on April 25, 2014 by Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves in New Brunswick.

 

The judge ordered the defendant to serve 85 percent of the penalty before he can be eligible for parole.

 

Under an agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christine DíElia, the defendant pleaded guilty on February 20, 2014 to a count of vehicular homicide, admitting he was intoxicated when he drove his Grand Marquis and struck Edward Domenicucci, 62, on May 22, 2013.

 

Szyrwiel was charged after blood-alcohol testing showed a reading of 0.092 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

 

Mr. Domenicucci was sitting outside, in front of his room at City Motel on Route 1 in Woodbridge, when he was killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after he was struck at 3:54 p.m.

 

Szyrwiel was pulling into a parking space at the motelís parking lot and stepped on the accelerator, rather than the brake, and struck the victim.