2 NJ crossing guards admit drinking

March 22, 2013 5:22:31 AM PDT
Two Westfield crossing guards have admitted drinking after their shifts before they struck and killed a pedestrian.

Eighty-five-year-old Charles Casiere pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault with an automobile Thursday.

His fellow crossing guard, 75-year-old John Diaz, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

Authorities say 68-year-old Patricia Currie had grazed a man with her car and was helping him off the street when Casiere ran through the intersection, striking the woman in January 2012. Diaz then hit her as she lay on the ground.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports both men are seeking probation with no jail time.