Anderson Sotomayor, arrested five times for driving while intoxicated in little more than a month, was released on bail Monday. The jail said that a $20,000 bond was posted.
Sotomayor, 45, was charged with driving while intoxicated five times between April 9 and May 16, but was released without bail the first four times because state law does not permit bail on motor vehicle violations.
He was jailed after the final stop only after police found he allegedly used the pain-killing drug Oxycodone without a prescription.
Since then, legislation has been introduced that would permit judges to impose bail if a person is charged with DWI twice in less than 60 days. It was sponsored by Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic and area Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic and John Amodeo, R-Atlantic.
Sotomayor currently faces more than 40 charges, and is next scheduled to appear in Vineland municipal court at 1:30 p.m. July 3.