NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man was sentenced to eight years in prison for crashing the motorcycle he was driving while under the influence of drugs, resulting in the death of his girlfriend.
Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus in New Brunswick imposed the sentenced on Ruddy Custodio, 30, for a charge of vehicular homicide, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.
He said Pincus ordered Custodio to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
The judge also imposed concurrent sentences for charges of driving while impaired on drugs and driving on suspended license, the prosecutor said. He said the judge also ordered Custodio's license be suspended for 15 years after he is released from prison.
Custodio pleaded guilty to the charges on Oct. 23, 2018.
All the charges stem from the July 4, 2018 crash in which his girlfriend, Jessica Montes, 28, of
Piscataway was killed. She was a passenger on his motorcycle.
The charges were filed following an investigation by South Plainfield police Lt.
David DeLair and Detective Donald Heck of the prosecutor’s office.
Police determined Custodio was driving his 2016 BMW motorcycle on New Brunswick Avenue near Carlton Avenue in South Plainfield when he lost control and then hit a curb.
Montes was ejected from the motorcycle. She was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.