Drunk driver indicted for crash that left victim with serious injuries

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that Ibrahim Sumrein, age 23, of Wayne, New Jersey, has been indicted in connection to a December 21, 2019 motor vehicle crash that occurred in the City of Paterson that left one person seriously injured.

A Passaic County Grand Jury has returned Indictment No. 21-09-00536-I, charging Mr. Sumrein with one count of second-degree Aggravated Assault, one count of second degree Assault by Auto While Intoxicated and Within 1,000 Feet of School Property, one count of third-degree Assault by Auto While Intoxicated, and one count of fourth-degree Assault by Auto.

The sentencing exposure on second degree Aggravated Assault and second degree Assault by Auto While Intoxicated and Within 1,000 Feet of School Property is 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison, and the Aggravated Assault charge would require him to serve 85% of the term before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act, and three years of parole supervision; on third-degree Assault by Auto While Intoxicated, is 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison; and on fourth-degree Assault by Auto, is up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

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Mr. Sumrein was released following his arrest pending future court proceedings. He will be scheduled for arraignment before a Superior Court Judge at a date and time determined by the Court.