Sayreville man sentenced to eight years in prison for driving motorcycle drunk, killing passenger


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A Sayreville man has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal motorcycle crash that killed his passenger on Route 35 north in Old Bridge almost two years ago.

An investigation conducted by Officer Henry Penley of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on July 16, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Jack Piatek, 29, of Sayreville, was operating a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol when he lost control, ejecting both him and his passenger, Jessica Vinsko, 36, of South Amboy, off the motorcycle, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department.

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Vinsko was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Piatek was subsequently charged with multiple offenses and later pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.

On Feb. 24, 2022, following sentencing arguments by Assistant Prosecutors Keith Abrams and Kaitlyn Poggi, Piatek was sentenced by Judge Pedro J. Jimenez, Superior Court Middlesex County, to eight years in state prison on one count of second-degree vehicular homicide.

Piatek must serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, according to the statement.

Upon his release, Piatek will be subject to a 15-year loss of license.

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