A Morris County grand jury Tuesday handed down an indictment against a 61-year-old Jefferson man for allegedly driving while intoxicated on Espanong Road and causing an April 4 head-on collision that injured a mother and daughter, the Daily Record reported.
Edward Yannette, of East Shore Road, faces two counts of assault by auto was cited for reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to keep right, the article said, citing police and court records that allege Yannette was driving while intoxicated when his GMC Wagon ran into a vehicle containing Sharon Cutler, 64, and her 35-year-old daughter, Melissa “Missy” Cutler.
The crash reportedly occured within 1,000 feet of Briggs Elementary School and the Jefferson Day Care Center. If convicted of DWI in a school zone, Yannette could have his driver's license suspended for between one and two years, the article said. He also faces the possibility of fines between $606 and $1,006 and could receive a jail sentence of up to 60 days.