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Driver convicted on vehicular homicide charge

Local News | May 12, 2014

Driver convicted on vehicular homicide charge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man who prosecutors said was driving under the influence of drugs has been convicted of vehicular homicide charges stemming from a 2009 crash in central New Jersey.

Vincent Laing of Eatontown was also convicted on a drug possession charge and now faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced June 27. The verdicts were recently handed down by a Monmouth County jury.

Authorities say the 30-year-old Laing was eastbound on Route 33 in Neptune Township when his car left its lane and crossed over three lanes before it collided head-on with a westbound car driven by 82-year-old Inge Polly of Neptune.

Polly was pronounced dead at the scene, while Laing suffered a dislocated hip and a broken wrist.

Prosecutors said Laing had several medications in his system.