MAYS LANDING– A retired Hammonton detective was sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident that left a 15- year-old boy dead in Hamilton Township in 2010, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain stated.
In August of 2010, Anthony Scaltrito, 64, of Hammonton, turned himself in to the Hamilton Township Police Department after fatally striking Justin Montgomery, of Hammonton, with his vehicle and fleeing the scene of the accident.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene minutes after the crash. Scaltrito was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and tampering with physical evidence.
On December 14, 2011, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Scaltrito for second degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, third degree endangering an injured victim and two counts of fourth degree tampering with physical evidence.
On April 3, 2012, Scaltrito pleaded guilty to second degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Today, in accordance with the plea agreement, Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury sentenced Scaltrito to a flat sentence of six years in New Jersey State Prison.
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