Prosceutors allege that 26-year-old Ethan Albino ran a red light at the intersection of Kings Highway & the White Horse Pike with a 0.12-percent blood-alcohol level on Sept. 26.
By Matt Skoufalos
Authorities allege that a 26-year-old Haddon Township man had a blood-alcohol level (BAL) that was 50 percent above the legal limit when he killed a Berlin woman and injured two of his own passengers in a two-car accident last month.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), Ethan Albino had a 0.12-percent BAL (the legal limit in New Jersey is 0.08) when he allegedly ran a red light at the White Horse Pike and Kings Highway around 5:10 a.m. on September 26.
“Albino was traveling north on Kings Highway in a black Volkswagen Jetta when he failed to stop at a red traffic signal and crashed into [Julianne] Mazzarella [33, of Berlin Township], who was traveling west on the White Horse Pike in a red Pontiac Sunfire,” the CCPO said in a statement Monday.
Mazzarella was killed in the accident; Albino was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden City for treatment. His passengers, an unidentified 26-year-old Cherry Hill man and an unidentified 25-year-old Haddon Township man, were also injured, the statement noted.
Albino faces a first-degree death by auto charge, which carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years imprisonment, and two counts of third-degree assault by auto, which would add another three to five years apiece.
He surrendered to Audubon Police on Monday when his attorney was advised of those charges, the CCPO said. Albino’s bail was set at $150,000.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.