Alleged Drunk Driver Charged in Fatal Crash

28-year-old Robert Cook Jr. of Point Pleasant faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the death by auto count.

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013  |  Updated 6:08 PM EDT
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Alleged Drunk Driver Charged in Fatal Crash

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A southern New Jersey man who prosecutors say was driving drunk when he caused a fatal crash has been charged with death by auto.
 
Executive Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Michel Paulhus tells the Asbury Park Press that 28-year-old Robert Cook Jr. of Point Pleasant was driving in Brick when his car veered into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Jane Eager, an 80-year-old Brick resident who was in the other car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Cook suffered minor injuries.
 
Cook was freed Sunday after posting $100,000 cash bail. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the death by auto count.
 
It wasn't known Sunday if Cook had retained a lawyer, and he could not be reached for comment.

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