NJ man charged with 5 DUIs out on bail

Anderson Sotomayor

June 26, 2012 5:05:40 PM PDT
A southern New Jersey man who was charged with drunken driving five times during a five-week period has been freed after spending more than a month in jail.

Authorities say 45-year-old Anderson Sotomayor posted $20,000 bail on Monday.

Sotomayor was released after his first four DWI arrests - which occurred between April 9 and May 12 - because state law doesn't permit bail on motor vehicle violations. But he was jailed after his May 16 arrests because he allegedly had Oxycodone without a prescription.

Sotomayor also was issued five summonses - not including drunken driving - on April 2. On that day, he allegedly swerved around a school bus as it unloaded kids, ran into a stop sign, smashed into a car and fled the scene of the accident.