On a fateful Tuesday, on October 31, Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, a cop from Elizabeth, New Jersey struck a motorcyclist. At the time of the accident, Alvarez was drunk and off-duty. As a result of the injuries sustained in the accident, the motorcyclist died. The matter was taken to a court, and charges were leveled against Alvarez.
Alvarez had hit the motorcyclist Jairo Lozano, who was riding his 2005 Suzuki GSX, while he was driving his 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Lozano was taken to the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he died later that evening.
Alvarez was initially charged with driving under influence and strict vehicular homicide.
However, recently, a grand jury added a slew of charges in the trial. Meanwhile, they also indicted him on the previous two charges. It’s not clear exactly why these new charges were added, but some scathing allegations must have been leveled against him for this!
The charges have got to do with evidence tampering, and obstructing the investigation!
Alvarez was charged with a count fourth-degree obstructing the administration of law, a count of fourth-degree tampering with evidence, and two counts of third-degree hindering prosecution. The case is being invesigated by Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, instead of the Union County Prosecutor’s office, to prevent conflict of interest.