Police: NJ Man Was Drinking Before Deadly Crash

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man has been charged with causing a drunken driving crash that killed a passenger in his car.

Twenty-five-year-old Rohit Maddineni, of Plainsboro, was charged with aggravated manslaughter after the Saturday morning crash that killed 25-year-old Pavan Gottumukala, of Edison.

Authorities say an investigation showed that Maddineni had been drinking before he got behind the wheel of the car with two other passengers.

Police says Maddineni was heading toward Plainsboro when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole in South Brunswick. Gottumukala was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Maddineni and a female passenger were treated for minor injuries.

Maddineni is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center on $300,000 bail. He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Please leave a comment below…

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • kdr

    Are you a human being?You are commenting as you are eye witness of the scene.Do you know what s Rohit?He s in shock of loosing his closest friend in the accident that too on his lap.
    Mind your self before you averse somebody.

  • samy

    please never ever drink and drive

  • you should know,your an idiot

    I Hope he gets some major prison time,before they deport him. These idiots who still drink and drive need to be punished and made an example off

    • Bon

      Please do give respect to some one who is struggling, using idiot as a word is simple but ur words show racism

      • Sri

        I agree with Bon, Please note that it wasn’t intentional. I am sure he will be struggling with this for the rest of his life.

  • Siva ram

    Never ever Drive when drunk… The people who might get effected may not be the one who is travelling, it can be even a person being at a wrong place at wrong time. Be responsible. Remember how much pain you cause for the people who care about you.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live