Vineland Man Facing Multiple DUI Charges Freed on Bail
A southern New Jersey man who was charged with drunken driving five times during a five-week period has been freed after spending more than a month in jail.
Authorities say 45-year-old Anderson Sotomayor posted $20,000 bail on Monday.
Sotomayor was released after his first four DWI arrests — which occurred between April 9 and May 12 — because state law doesn’t permit bail on motor vehicle violations. But he was jailed after his May 16 arrests because he allegedly had Oxycodone without a prescription.
Sotomayor also was issued five summonses — not including drunken driving — on April 2. On that day, he allegedly swerved around a school bus as it unloaded kids, ran into a stop sign, smashed into a car and fled the scene of the accident.
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