- Last Updated: 6:05 AM, May 17, 2012
- Posted: 6:04 AM, May 17, 2012
VINELAND, NJ -- A New Jersey man, arrested following a fifth driving under the influence (DUI) offense in just over a month, could be back on the road legally within hours.
Anderson Sotomayor, of Vineland, was pulled over at 11:59 a.m. local time Wednesday after a witness told police his vehicle was "weaving in the lane of travel."
An open alcoholic beverage was found in the car, and Sotomayor refused to take a breath test. He also admitted using oxycodone without a prescription.
He was arrested on multiple charges, and his bail was set at $10,000.
But the cases against Sotomayor have come so close together that he has not even gone to trial yet on the first charge. That means if he posts bail, he will be free to get back behind the wheel.
Sotomayor was charged first with hitting a school bus and leaving the scene of an accident April 2.
Three more arrests followed for DUI on April 9 when he hit a police vehicle, on April 11 when he struck a utility pole and on April 25 -- when he also refused to take a breath test, according to police.
His fourth DUI charge in five weeks came Saturday, when police said Sotomayor was found driving drunk the wrong way on a one-way street.
Sotomayor is an amputee. He told police he has been going through some tough times and was suffering from depression.
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