Man Killed Woman While Drunk Driving

ELIZABETH – 48-year-old Victor Belo of North Arlington was charged with operating heavy machinery while driving under the influence and striking and killing a woman in the process.

The incident took place on 7 August at a city marine terminal.

Belo surrendered to the police on Monday and was charged with vehicular homicide. 49-year-old Judy Jones of Newark was killed in the accident, according to Grace Park, the acting Union County Prosecutor.

Reports confirm that the Port Authority police and emergency medical personnel were called to the APM terminal in Elizabeth where Jones was found. She had been struck by a toploader and was severely injured and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation carried out by Port Authority police Detective Robert Caron and members of the Union County Homicide Task Force determined that Belo was driving under the influence and his BAC level was over the legal limit of 0.08% when the incident took place. He is being held at the Union County Jail on $75,000 bail. His bail was set by state Superior Court Judge Robert Mega.

Belo faces a second-degree charge that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison once convicted.

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