09/11/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Newark, NJ – The driver involved with a fatal hit-and-run on the McCarter Highway Monday, September 6, 2010, was arrested Thursday, September 9, as reported by the Star-Ledger.
Ernesto Castillo, 34, of Brooklyn, was arrested in his hometown by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York Police Department’s 66th Precinct, as stated by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.
Castillo was allegedly driving the vehicle that struck and killed an unidentified male who was walking along the McCarter Highway near Oliver Street just before 1 a.m. Police developed leads on the driver after interviewing a 911 caller.
The hit-and-run driver was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving without a license.
As of Friday, September 10, he was being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail. There was no word on his court date yet.
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