Tragically, they died together on Tuesday, victims of what authorities said was a crash caused by an intoxicated driver at a Route 23 gas station.
"They spent more time together than many fathers and sons, and they shared so many common interests," Luke's family said in his obituary.
Jason Vanderee, 29, was convicted in November 2016 of driving while impaired and was administered Narcan to revive him, the affidavit for the Wayne crash says.
Vanderee was cited for driving under the influence in November 2016 and again in April 2017. His driving record shows he paid a fee for the New Jersey Alcohol Countermeasures Program, a rehabilitation and education program, in October 2017. A month later, his driving privileges were restored, the record shows.
In January, Vanderee had two points subtracted from his license for safe driving, and the state lists his driver status as “In Good Standing.”
It is not clear where Vanderee was coming from at the time of the crash, but Paterson has been the center of a drug trade supplying suburban and rural users throughout North Jersey. Prosecutors in Bergen County have set up law enforcement operations in which they follow drug buyers from Paterson into Bergen County, where they are arrested and have been offered drug treatment.
Vanderee mentioned his drug problems on Facebook, writing in August 2017 that he had stayed clean for 100 days.
“Thank you to everyone who’s supported me and who have given me hope,” he wrote.
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