Cops: Pedestrian killed by drunk driver in New Jersey

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

July 4, 2012 9:26:38 AM PDT
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver in North Bergen, New Jersey, early Wednesday.

Police say 40-year-old Argelio Marrero, of Union City, was hit just after 12:30 a.m. while crossing Tonnelle Avenue near 51st Street, a signaled intersection.

Marrero was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center.

He was struck by a southbound 2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by 70-year-old Constanti Buno, who stopped at the scene.

Buno, of Jersey City, was charged with driving while intoxicated and death by auto.

His bail was set at $200,000 cash bail and he will be taken to the Hudson County Jail for processing.

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