RARITAN BOROUGH — A retired police officer dealing with costs for killing a jogger whereas driving drunk in September was pulled over 5 months later and fewer than a mile from the primary incident for a separate DUI.
Kevin Betyeman, 56, of Bridgewater, was charged in February with driving whereas intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving and failing to take away snow or ice from his automobile again, in keeping with Raritan Borough Police.
Months earlier, on Sept. 18, he struck and killed 60-year-old Celeste Andresen, of Arizona, whereas she was waling throughout the intersection of Previous York Highway and Woodmere. He was charged on March 1 with third-degree costs of strict legal responsibility vehicular murder and hindering.
In that incident, Betyeman’s blood-alcohol focus was above the authorized restrict of 0.08% a number of hours after, although when requested by police on the scene, he denied having any alcohol or intoxicating substances, officers mentioned.
Betyeman additionally was charged with driving whereas intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving and failing to yield to a pedestrian.
Months after the lethal crash, officers responded to a name earlier than 9 p.m. on Feb. 8 of an intoxicated driver in a Toyota Rav4 within the space of Previous York Highway, close to Weiss Terrace.
Police mentioned they discovered Betyeman parked in the midst of a QuickChek car parking zone on West Somerset Avenue, after witnesses mentioned he had pushed over a curb whereas pulling in.
Officers put him by a sequence of area sobriety checks earlier than his arrest, and Betyeman gave a urine pattern at headquarters.
A month later, that pattern was awaiting evaluation on the State Police Forensics Lab, borough police mentioned on Wednesday.
Betyeman retired in July 2019 as a sergeant, after 25 years with the Mountainside Police Division.
“Betyeman was not handled in a different way because of his prior legislation enforcement expertise,” a spokesman for the prosecutor’s workplace beforehand said in response to New Jersey 101.5, after the vehicular murder cost was filed in opposition to him.
He is slated to seem in Superior Courtroom by Could, for an arraignment on the felony costs stemming from his September crash.
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