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Three Charged with Drunk Driving

Two South Brunswick residents and one North Brunswick resident charged last week.

Three people were charged with driving while intoxicated in separate incidents last week.

On Jan. 12, at 12:35 a.m., Alex Santiago, 37, of South Brunswick, was charged after his vehicle, a 2006 Nissan, allegedly crossed over the double yellow lines into the eastbound lanes while he was headed west on Route 522. Officer Matthew Skolsky observed Santiago’s actions and pulled him over. Santiago was charged with drunk driving, careless driving, and crossing over a double yellow line. He was transported to police headquarters, processed and released.

On Jan. 14 at 8:02 a.m., Daniel Guzman, 22, of North Brunswick, was charged for driving while intoxicated after allegedly crashing his vehicle on Route 1 and fleeing from the scene. Police said Guzman crashed his 1998 Toyota into the rear of a vehicle on Finnegans Lane and Route 1. Guzman then allegedly fled, but was followed by a witness into the Oakdale Village Mobile Home Park, according to police.  

Officers located Guzman in the park and determined he had been drinking. Guzman was also charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed.

On Jan. 15 at 6:13 p.m., Teresa Cupano, 68, of South Brunswick, was charged after officers stopped her in a 1998 Honda near the intersection of New Road and Route 27 for driving with a cracked windshield.  

According to police, Cupano was "drooling and had difficulty finding her documents."

Police said she also had the odor of alcohol on her breath and admitted to drinking. Cupano was issued various motor vehicle summonses, including driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a breathalyzer.

reinkefj January 21, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Sorry, but only two of those warranted attention. Anyone causing damage or injury deserve the full attention and punishment of society. here was no mention if this was a repeat offense. In which case, we need to remove the person from society for a long time. It appears that the big disasters come from repeat offenders. The others should be collect and processed, but "no injury, no damage" should be treated as a much lesser "offense". Like some many things in this society, these things become about "revenue collect" as opposed to protecting the innocent. A small mistake doesn't deserve public ridicule. Private counseling for sure; stern warning absolutely. Maybe a "yellow bumper requirement", Whatever, but public scorn, nah! imho.
Parent and Teacher January 21, 2013 at 03:42 PM
I disagree. Stopping a drunk driver is PREVENTING more serious consequences. As for which 2 of the stories 'warranted attention' in your eyes, I wonder. Only one involved causing damage. Which one of the drunk drivers would you have let go??
Vivian T. January 21, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Drinking and driving is never a “small mistake”. One can only hope that making ALL their names public in some way prevents them from drinking and driving again. I do like the yellow bumper idea though
Richard Buckelew January 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Sorry I do not agree. It takes only one impaired driver to cause an accident and possibly kill someone, whether it be first time or what ever.
insobruns January 21, 2013 at 10:19 PM
You sound like a fool !!
Steve Whom January 23, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I hope that this person, or any other person in the same circumstance, does not injure a person in your family. Maybe a 24 hour jail sentence would prevent this from happening in the future. Where is our township going to get the funds to replace the police car that was totally yesterday by another drunk fool. Why should the tax payers have to foot the bill?
Hondagurl January 28, 2013 at 03:29 AM
since when do they stop you for driving with a cracked windshield? how would anyone see it?
project123 February 01, 2013 at 11:06 AM
I agree with this blog.

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