MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – A Bergen County man has been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana in an October car crash that killed his friend, who was a passenger in his vehicle at the time.
The Courier Post reports that 20-year-old Johnalex Grullon is facing charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, third-degree assault by auto, and drug possession stemming from an October 19, 2019 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield Township. Prosecutors say that Grullon and two friends had gone to Philadelphia for cheesesteaks and were on their way home when his Honda Accord hit a guardrail, careened across the roadway, and hit a concrete median. The Accord bounced back into traffic and struck another car.
Mohamedam Elbezaz, the 21-year-old backseat passenger, died at the scene. None of the men were wearing seatbelts.
According to prosecutors, toxicology tests showed that Grullon’s system contained THC “at a level unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle.”
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