Prosecutor: NJ man driving drunk on sidewalk strikes, kills infant

RARITAN, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a man was driving drunk when he struck three people on a sidewalk, killing an infant and seriously injuring the child's mother and 5-year-old brother.

Somerset County prosecutors say Ronald Rebernik faces numerous counts stemming from Saturday's accident in Raritan, including vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault. It wasn't known Monday if the 62-year-old Raritan man has retained an attorney.

Prosecutors say Rebernik's SUV struck two parked cars before hitting the three victims, then re-entered the roadway and hit two more parked cars before his vehicle became disabled.

The 36-year-old mother was pushing the infant in a stroller, while her other son walked beside her. The baby was flown to a hospital but died there a short time later.

The mother remained hospitalized Monday in serious condition, while the 5-year-old boy was in critical condition.

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