CRIME
11/20/2014 05:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Driver Allegedly Went 1.5 Miles With Man Stuck Through Windshield

Ocean County Jail

A New Jersey man is facing homicide charges after allegedly hitting a pedestrian, then driving for a mile and a half with the man stuck through his windshield.

Police say Marcos Ortega, 33, was intoxicated when he was driving on a highway Nov. 10 and struck 61-year-old Kenneth Moeller, NJ.com reports. Moeller became lodged in Ortega’s windshield, but Ortega allegedly kept driving until he was pulled over in Waretown at about 6:40 p.m., according to the Asbury Park Press.

The driver was initially charged with leaving the scene of a crash and causing serious bodily injury to another while driving under the influence. However, Moeller died of injuries sustained in the crash this week, and on Wednesday, Ortega’s charges were upgraded to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, NBC reports.

Ortega remains behind bars with a bail of $250,000.

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