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Barnegat man gets seven years in fatal DUI crash

A Barnegat man was sentenced to seven years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his passenger last year.
Jeydon Lowe, 25, was 1½ times the legal limit when he was speeding east on Stafford Avenue in Stafford Township, and lost control making a right turn at about 5:30 p.m. March 25, 2020, according to the charges.
He struck a tree, killing 24-year-old Robert Parlin, of Little Egg Harbor, who was in the front seat.
“This is an absolutely tragic case, which should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone who is tempted to drink and drive,” Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said. “Let me be clear: drunk driving kills, and it has the potential to tear families apart. Sadly, these types of cases are wholly preventable, particularly in this day and age of Uber, Lyft and other readily available transportation services.
“While this young defendant will go to prison for a long time for his senseless conduct on the night in question, nothing will bring Mr. Parlin back to his family,” Billhimer added.
Lowe previously pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.
He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act.
His driving privileges will also be suspended five years under the plea

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