Mike’s Bikes Owner Killed By Drunk Driver

Drunk Brooklyn dentist was driving on the wrong side of the highway

Michael Gustafson, 66, the owner of Mike’s Bikes Shop at Route 36 and Ave D in Atlantic Highlands, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following a motor vehicle crash that occurred at the Middletown/Highlands border on Route 36, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Anthony F. Sarlo, 62, a dentist from Brooklyn was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 36 when he crashed into Gustafson who was driving eastbound in a 2017 Honda Fit at approximately 12:46 a.m.  Both the Highlands and Middletown Police Departments responded to the crash, according to a Highlands law enforcement source.  The Middletown PD handled the initial investigation.

Gustafson was transported to Riverview Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the Emergency Room at 1:44 a.m.

Dr. Anthony F Sarlo was charged with DWI and driving the wrong way on a divided highway after the collision that killed Michael Gustafson of Atlantic Highlands. Social media photo

Sarlo was also transported to Riverview for evaluation and was released. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Open Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Misuse of a Divided Highway (Wrong Way), according to Gramiccioni’s statement.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call Sergeant Cliff O’Hara, of the Middletown Township Police Department at 732-615-2100 or Agent Reginald Grant of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.  Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.

Posted: June 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Mike’s Bikes Owner Killed By Drunk Driver”

  1. BroadwayBill said at 6:15 am on June 21st, 2018:

    Has ANYTHING good ever come to New Jersey from Brooklyn??

  2. Maureen Carrington said at 8:15 am on June 21st, 2018:

    A summons. Killed someone and A summons that’s it.!!! I can’t.

  3. jeepman 038 said at 8:31 am on June 21st, 2018:

    only my wife…. just like the illegals…. send em back

  4. Mark said at 9:16 am on June 21st, 2018:

    Fuckin piece of shit New Yorker

  5. Very sad. said at 10:11 am on June 21st, 2018:

    Sorry for the man’s family.. But, look at your future county demographic, as NY gets as bad as California, and down here they come, only to vote like they did, up there.. and, wait til even more people drive while high, thanks to legal weed, than we already have, now. I don’t care what you say, ask people in Colorado, it has gotten worse. They say suicide numbers are up in N.J., too. Many are feeling that desperate, between the high costs of living, being so crowded and fast- paced, and so much substance abuse,of all types. Am scared for many souls and lives..

  6. backindaday said at 11:21 am on June 21st, 2018:

    i think he’ll be charged with Vehicular Homicide and Assault by Auto – similar to what actress Amy Locane was charged with. Locane served 2 or 3 years in jail after she killed someone – https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/courts/2018/03/23/court-amy-locane-got-free-crime-re-sentenced-death-auto-charge/452496002/

    fyi – i think the owner may have survived a robbery that ended in being stabbed several times, about 10 years ago. life’s weird that way..

  7. shelfguy said at 3:47 pm on June 21st, 2018:

    Tragic news. I’ve known Mike since 1969.
    People crowding the shore from the city are like an invasive species…That stupid “Jersey
    Shore” show has probably make things worse.
    (Let’s go to the shore,get drunk and act like
    idiots). I hope they throw that reject from the
    sopranos in jail and throw the key away.
    And yes, mike did survive getting stabbed in a robbery attempt.

  8. Dashboard Camera said at 5:21 pm on June 21st, 2018:

    Just my usual friendly reminder, surf over to Amazon and make a donation to that liberal jerk Bezos by ordering a $50 Blackbox or YI Dashboard Camera and a $20 memory card. Look for one that has a capacitor instead of a battery and preferably one that has wifi playblack so that you get get video on your cell phone on scene instead of having to wait to read the memory card on a PC. There are more expensive options if you are wealthy, like Art, but for the rest of us that $70 investment is all you really need and will hopefully never be used, but if you happen to catch an accident on camera, or be involved in a crash yourself, that camera pays for itself in ways you can’t imagine. Get one, don’t even a cheap one, and donate one to a relative, friend, neighbor or anyone else who can’t afford the $70.