Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Piscataway man has been sentenced to serve 8-years in prison for causing the death of his 28-year-old passenger while driving under the influence.
Officials say Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was sentenced on January 2, 2019, by Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus, who ordered that the defendant must complete 85 percent of his term before he can be eligible for parole.
According to authorities, Custodio was sentenced to 8-years in a New Jersey state prison for vehicular homicide. He received concurrent time for driving with a suspended license and driving while impaired.
In addition, the judge ordered that Custodio is subject to a 15-year loss of license to begin upon his release from prison.
Officials say Custodio pleaded guilty on October 23, 2018 to vehicular homicide, driving while having a suspended license, and driving while impaired by drugs which caused the death of his girlfriend, Jessica Montes, 28, of Piscataway.
The defendant was charged following an investigation by Lieutenant David DeLair of the South Plainfield Police Department and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined that Custodio while driving his 2016 BMW motorcycle on New Brunswick Avenue near Carlton Avenue, lost control and then hit a curb.
The passenger was ejected from the motorcycle driven by Custodio. Montes was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she was pronounced dead from the injuries she sustained in the crash.