TRENTON, NJ - A Hamilton man was charged with terroristic threats and DWI after crashing into a fence in Robbinsville Saturday, state law enforcement officials announced.
While being processed at Robbinsville police headquarters, the suspect, identified as Miles Costabile, 21, allegedly coughed at officers and stated that he had COVID-19.
The vast majority of New Jerseyans are doing the right thing by following the emergency orders" put into place to combat the spread of COVID-19 New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. "As for the few violators, we will continue to hold them accountable with strong enforcement efforts this weekend."
While violations of the emergency orders constitute a disorderly persons offense carrying a potential sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, violators can face more serious charges including second-degree terroristic threats during an emergency for claiming to have COVID-19 and threatening to infect law enforcement officers or others by coughing, spitting, or otherwise exposing them. That charge carries a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000.
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