STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. CARLOS B. GREEN
The trial court prohibited the admission of defendant's two prior drunk driving convictions, which the State sought to admit to prove defendant acted recklessly in his pending trial on the charge of first-degree vehicular homicide while intoxicated within 1000 feet of a school. On interlocutory appeal, the Appellate Division affirms due to the statutory inference of recklessness that arises when driving drunk, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5(a), as well as the deferential review standard applied to a N.J.R.E. 404(b) decision.