NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was charged on July 16, 2018 with vehicular homicide in the second degree caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. On July 16, 2018, Custodio lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and hit a curb, causing catastrophic injuries that resulted in the death of his passenger Jessica Montes, 28, also of Piscataway.
Custodio was previously issued multiple motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to maintain lanes, driving without a license, driving while suspended, operating a vehicle without consent, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to possess a driver’s license, failure to possess an insurance card, and no insurance, according a to a report issued by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office today.
During the investigation it was determined that Custodio was driving his 2016 BMW motorcycle on New Brunswick Avenue near Carlton Avenue, lost control and hit a curb. The passenger was ejected and suffered catastrophic injuries. Custodio is currently being held in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a detention hearing.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Lieutenant David DeLair of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 755-0700, or Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-8842.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Custodio are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.