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Five Years in Prison for Barnegat Man Who Plead Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run

Barnegat Township

Ocean County officials announced that Craig Month, 28, of Barnegat, was sentenced by the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C., to five years New Jersey State Prison in connection with his previously entered guilty plea to Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1.

Officials said Menth pled guilty to the offense before Judge Collins on January 27th.

On September 1, 2019, the Brick Township Police Department responded to the area of Drum Point Road for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle incident. Responding Officers found that a pedestrian, Mr. Robert Berenger, 28, of Brick, had been fatally struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene.

Officials said a thorough investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit and Brick Township Police identified Menth as the driver and owner of the vehicle that struck and killed Mr. Berenger.

Police arrested Menth without incident at his residence in Barnegat on September 2, 2019.