Alcohol-related crash costs veteran police officer his job
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A veteran police officer will forfeit his job as part of his sentence for an alcohol-related crash that that injured another motorist last year.
Sayreville Sgt. Jeffrey Kutz also received a six-month jail sentence Wednesday and must serve three years of probation. But the jail term will be suspended until a December court hearing, when a judge will determine if Kutz has adhered to the conditions of his probation.
Kutz pleaded guilty to vehicular assault and drunken driving charges stemming from a Dec. 18 crash on Route 9 South in Old Bridge.
Authorities say his pickup truck collided with a dump truck and a car that were parked on the shoulder. The car driver was entrapped in his vehicle and later flown to a hospital.
Kutz, a 22-year veteran of the Sayreville force, was suspended without pay after the crash.