🔴 Robert O'Keefe was struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours of Feb. 25

🔴 Prosecutors at the time only said it was a family member who had hit him

🔴 Amanda O'Keefe was charged and arrested Wednesday

HILLSBOROUGH — A woman was charged with the drunk-driving death of her husband outside their home in February.

Robert O'Keefe, 41, was struck by a vehicle driven by wife Amanda O'Keefe, 37, at their Clark Lane home around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robert O'Keefe
Robert O'Keefe (Cusick Funeral Home)

Over the legal limit

Investigators determined that Amanda O'Keefe was over the legal blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash and charged her with second-degree death by auto. She turned herself into the Proseutor's Office on Wednesday and was released Thursday pending a future court appearance.

According to his obituary, the victim had two sons and was a member of the Bridgewater Raritan High School class of 2000.

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