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Off-duty police officer faces DUI allegations

On New Year's Eve, a police officer from Highland Park was involved in a car accident. He was not on duty at the time. However, the man is now facing allegations that he was intoxicated when the crash occurred.

Two people wound up in the hospital as a result of the wreck.

Reports claim that the officer, who is 44 years old, was driving down Route 9. He tried to exit and was supposed to stop at a stop sign, but he went through it without doing so. This was at 1:42 a.m. Another vehicle was also trying to go through the intersection at that moment, and the two cars collided.

Two people from that second vehicle wound up in New Brunswick, getting medical care at Robert Wood Johnson. One was 19 years old at the time and the other was 22 years old. While both did survive the crash, one young woman did require an airlift to the medical center.

The officer has already been suspended by the department, per the police chief. He is not being paid. He has been on the force for 12 years, and records indicate that he earns $112,355 per year. His next court appearance is on March 1.

All that being said, authorities are still carrying out their investigation at this time and admitted that it had not yet concluded. They asked the public to call in with any information.

This case shows how detrimental drunk driving accusations can be, even without a conviction. It's very important for those who are facing these allegations to know all of their legal defense options.

Source: NJ.com, "Off-duty cop was drunk in New Year's Eve crash that hurt 2, officials say," Craig McCarthy, Feb. 14, 2018

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