FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man who was arrested on charges that included driving under the influence and resisting arrest has been sentenced to five years in prison, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III said in a press release today.
Denis Reyes-Nunez, 26, of Jamaica, N.Y., was driving on Route 78 in Readington about two years ago when he was stopped by State Police and arrested on the DUI charge. After being placed under arrest, Reyes-Nunez resisted arrest and tried to escape, Kearns said.
While being taken to the State Police barracks in Perryville, Reyes-Nunez damaged the police cruiser by kicking out the rear window, which also damaged the door frame. When he was later taken to the hospital, he tried to spit on the troopers, Kearns said.
Reyes-Nunez was indicted by a Hunterdon Grand Jury on charges of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child (because he had a child in the back seat at the time of his arrest); third-degree attempt to escape; fourth-degree criminal mischief; third-degree resisting arrest; fourth-degree obstruction; and fourth-degree throwing bodily fluid. On Nov. 4, 2016, he pleaded guilty to all of the charges.
Judge Angela Borkowski issued her sentence on Feb. 9.