- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A Middlesex County man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed the passenger in his car.

A state Superior Court judge sentenced Nicholas Gomes on Thursday.

The 20-year-old resident of the Parlin section of Sayreville will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Gomes pleaded guilty in September to vehicular homicide and drunken driving. He admitted driving recklessly when he crashed his 1997 Mercedes E-420 into a concrete highway divider on Route 9 last November.

Gomes’ 19-year-old passenger, Brandon Narleski, was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gomes’ driver’s license will be suspended for 10 years.

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