Officials in Middlesex County announced today that an individual has been sentenced for causing the death of another person in a crash that occurred on Route 1 South in New Brunswick on the night of October 1, 2020.
According to officials, on October 1, 2020, at approximately 11:30 P.M., New Brunswick Police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles.
An investigation by Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Officer Peter Maroon of the New Brunswick Police Department determined that Mr. Arsalan Gul, 22, of Edison, who was driving an Infiniti sedan, crashed into a Honda Civic, disabling it in the roadway where it was struck by another vehicle.
The driver of the Civic, Mr. Brian O’Donnell, 32, of Robbinsville, was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Gul was subsequently charged and pleaded guilty with second-degree Vehicular Homicide and Driving While Intoxicated.
On January 28, 2022, following sentencing arguments by Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams and Assistant Prosecutor Kaitlin Poggi, Gul was sentenced by the Honorable Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., J.S.C. to seven years in state prison on one count of second-degree vehicular homicide.
Gul must serve 85% of his sentence, approximately six years, before he is eligible for parole.
Upon his release, Gul will be subject to a twelve-year loss of license.