Drunk Brooklyn dentist was driving on the wrong side of the highway
Michael Gustafson, 66, the owner of Mike’s Bikes Shop at Route 36 and Ave D in Atlantic Highlands, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following a motor vehicle crash that occurred at the Middletown/Highlands border on Route 36, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Anthony F. Sarlo, 62, a dentist from Brooklyn was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 36 when he crashed into Gustafson who was driving eastbound in a 2017 Honda Fit at approximately 12:46 a.m. Both the Highlands and Middletown Police Departments responded to the crash, according to a Highlands law enforcement source. The Middletown PD handled the initial investigation.
Gustafson was transported to Riverview Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the Emergency Room at 1:44 a.m.
Sarlo was also transported to Riverview for evaluation and was released. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Open Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Misuse of a Divided Highway (Wrong Way), according to Gramiccioni’s statement.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call Sergeant Cliff O’Hara, of the Middletown Township Police Department at 732-615-2100 or Agent Reginald Grant of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443.
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