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Video: New Jersey Man's Fifth DUI in Five Weeks

By Jeff Deeney 05/16/12

A serial drunk driver arrested again today has menaced the cops and schoolkids of South Jersey.

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In an apparent bid for 2012 poster-child of the NCDC, 45-year-old Anderson Sotomayor, of Vineland, New Jersey, was arrested today for his fifth DUI in as many weeks. You're probably asking yourself how Sotomayor could possibly still be sloshing around the roads of South Jersey having racked up so many offenses; officials said previously that catching so many in quick succession meant he didn't even have a court date for the first offense yet and couldn't be prevented from operating a vehicle until then [the situation outlined by the video below]. But it seems that now a judge decided to slap $10,000 bail on him to keep him off the streets. Sotomayor's recent rampage has involved driving the wrong way down a one way street, veering wildly around a school bus as children were getting off it, and swiping a police cruiser. Twice.  Critics of court stipulated drug and alcohol treatment may want to consider Sotomayor's case; he's basically the exact guy they made DUI courts for. Let's hope he gets into one before he kills somebody.

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Jeff Deeney is a social worker, freelance writer and recovering addict in Philadelphia. He is a contributor to the Atlantic and has written for the Daily Beast, The Nation, and The Marshall Project. Follow Jeff on Twitter.

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