Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that yesterday a South Brunswick man was found guilty by a jury for second degree eluding after fleeing from police following a motor vehicle stop.
Officials say after a six day trial that began on March 7th, Alan Fratello, 47, of South Brunswick was found guilty of eluding in the second degree. Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Deanna Himelson presented evidence and testimony showing that Fratello, after being stopped for erratic driving, grabbed the necktie of a police officer, and sped away in an attempt to flee the scene.
According to authorities, Fratello is facing an extended prison term of up to 20 years due to his prior criminal convictions when he is sentenced in New Brunswick on May 17th, by Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus.
Police say that on June 12, 2018, Fratello was driving a Kia Sorento traveling north on Route 130, then east on Route 32 in South Brunswick, while driving erratically when he was stopped by police. After the initial stop, he fled by driving across the median onto Route 32 west. He surrendered to the South Brunswick Police Department the next day.