A Dover man was indicted on vehicular homicide charges Thursday after authorities said he struck and killed a Morris Plains man with his car when he was drunk and driving on Route 10 in Parsippany in December.
Fabio Aristizabal, 59, will be arraigned on the second-degree charges Sept. 3, according to Morris County Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.
On Dec. 22, Parsippany-Troy Hills police responded to a call on Route 10 West, near the Pelican Ski Shop, just before 2 a.m. to find that a pedestrian, Richard Oberst, a 64-year-old man from Morris Plains, had been struck.
Aristizabal continued driving after striking Oberst with his car, Knapp said in a press release, while a passing motorist called police. He then returned to the scene.
When officers arrived, Aristizabal gave a blood alcohol sample and results showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .07 percent, Knapp said, although testing showed his concentration level to be between .09 percent and .14 percent at the time of the crash.
Aristizabal turned himself into the court, Knapp said. Bail was set at $75,000 and Aristizabal was ordered to surrender his passport.