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Edison woman incarcerated for drunk-driving fatality

 

EDISON – A 21-year-old Edison woman was sentenced on Sept. 28 to serve seven years in a New Jersey State prison for causing the death of a 21-year-old Edison woman and injuring two others while driving while intoxicated.

Ashley Gergits, 21, must serve 85 percent of the term before she can be eligible for parole. The sentence was imposed in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto, who said the defendant is subject to a 15-year loss of her driver’s license once she is released from state prison, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Gergits was sentenced after she pleaded guilty on April 24, in accordance with a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, to one count of vehicular homicide, two counts of assault by auto, and driving while intoxicated.

In pleading guilty, she admitted she was intoxicated when she was driving a 2015 Honda CRV with three passengers on Route 27 near River Road on Feb. 16. Gergis struck a bridge abutment, then bounced off and crashed into a 2012 Subaru Legacy driven by a 31-year old male from Central Valley, New York, according to the statement. The crash  resulted in the death of her friend, Jenna Adamousky, who was the front seat passenger of Gergits’ vehicle.

The two other passengers, 20- and 21-year-old males, both of Highland Park, were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where they were treated for their injuries and released. The driver of the Subaru was also taken to the hospital following the crash.

 

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