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New Brunswick teen to serve​ ​​six years following May DUI crash

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick teen will serve an aggregate six year sentence at a youth detention center ​from a DUI crash in May which left three people hospitalized, authorities announced December 4.

On May 12, 17-year-old New Brunswick Karla Mejia, now 18, was driving through North Brunswick with two youths when she crashed head-on with another car, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

The two passengers and the driver of the other car were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, two with multiple serious injuries.

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North Brunswick Police determined that Mejia caused the collision and was driving under the influence, Carey said.

Mejia later pled guilty to juvenile delinquency in a juvenile court hearing, Carey said, and was sentenced on November 29 by the Middlesex County Family Court.

She’ll serve two ​three​-year sentences with the Juvenile Justice Commission for the second degree crimes of aggravated assaults of three others caused during an automobile accident crash while Mejia was driving under the influence, according to Carey.

Had the incidents occurred when Mejia was 18, she would have been charged with aggravated assault upon two other youths riding in her car, and the driver of another vehicle, Carey said. 

Editor Daniel J. Munoz, dmunoz@tapinto.nettwitter.com/DanielMunoz100

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