YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 58-year-old Paramus woman whose car struck an Elmwood Park service station attendant as he crossed Route 46 last night, killing him, was charged with death by auto after authorities found that she’d been drinking, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said tonight.
Marie Briamonte posted $150,000 bail and was released pending a court appearance.
Maninder Singh, 48, of North Plainfield, was struck by Briamonte’s 2003 Toyota Camry around 10:50 p.m. on the highway’s westbound side, Molinelli said.
Law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT that Singh was trying to summon a police officer conducting a radar detail near Bank Street after he’d gotten into a dispute with a Lukoil customer.
Although killed almost instantly, Singh was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center a short time later.
Briamonte, who the prosecutor said is married and unemployed, officially was charged with DWI death by auto within 1,000 feet of a school (on Gantner Avenue). She also received DWI and reckless driving summonses.
A court appearance is set for ths coming Tuesday.
An investigaton was continuing, Molinelli said.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
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