Guilty pleas in fatal crash

Sentencing set for Monroe man.

By: Al Wicklund
   MONROE — A township man will be sentenced March 26 after entering guilty pleas to several charges, including vehicular homicide, in state Superior Court Jan. 9.
   Daniel R. Blizniak, 24, pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated, driving after his driver’s license had been suspended and vehicular homicide.
   The charges stemmed from a fatal accident in Old Bridge on April 10.
   Mr. Blizniak appeared in Superior Court in New Brunswick, entered his pleas to Judge Frederick DeVesa and agreed to accept a sentence of eight years.
   With the eight-year sentence he said he would accept, Mr. Blizniak would be eligible for parole after serving six years and eight months of the sentence. He will appear before Judge DeVesa for sentencing March 26.
   Assistant County Prosecutor Nicholas Sewitch said Mr. Blizniak was involved in a fatal two-car accident at the intersection of Englishtown and Greystone roads, Old Bridge, at 10:20 p.m. April 10.
   Mark Takacs, 22, of Old Bridge was the driver of the other car, a 1991 Buick Century.
   Mr. Takacs was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead.
   Police said Mr. Blizniak was driving in the southbound lane of Englishtown Road when he lost control of his 2001 Hyundai Sonata.
   Police said Mr. Blizniak’s vehicle veered across the road into the northbound lane and crashed into Mr. Takacs’ car.