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Carjacker Who Struck Officer on Ben Franklin Bridge Sentenced to 12 Years

Floribert Nava carjacked a juvenile in Wildwood before the car, being driven by the victim, struck a Delaware River Port Authority officer.

By Anthony Bellano

A woman who carjacked a juvenile female at gunpoint in Wildwood, N.J., before the car, which was being driven by the victim, struck a Delaware River Port Authority officer on the Ben Franklin Bridge shortly after pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced.

Floribert Nava, 45, of Wildwood, pleaded guilty to first degree carjacking charge in connection with the crime on March 25, 2013. She was sentenced to 12 years in state prison with the No Early Release Act provision, which states Nava must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.

On that day, a Delaware River Port Authority police officer was parked in his marked police car on the shoulder of the Ben Franklin Bridge when he was struck by a car being driven by the victim, who then jumped out of the car and told him she had been carjacked.

Nava was arrested on the bridge and taken into custody.

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