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West Caldwell Man Was Drunk When he Crashed Car into Tree with Brother on Hood, Police say

By rlsmetro on
West Caldwell

Essex County authorities said Mr. Anthony Dattoli, 18, of West Caldwell, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, vehicular aggravated assault while intoxicated in a school zone, leaving the scene of an accident, and endangering an injured victim.

Officials said on June 27, Dattoli was intoxicated and drove with his twin brother on the hood of his vehicle, ultimately crashing into a tree and leaving his brother with life-altering injuries. 

Yesterday, Dattoli surrendered to law enforcement with his attorney. 

He is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. 

These are accusations.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.