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48-Year-Old Driver Charged With DUI After Hitting 4 Children In Woodbury Heights

48-year-old Hector Rios of Wenonah was charged with DUI after he hit four children in Woodbury Heights on Tuesday evening. According to the police, Rios was coming back from a relative’s house and was traveling north on Chestnut Avenue when his truck left the road on the right-hand side. The incident took place just before 8 pm. After that, Rios… Read more

Wrong-Way Cop Beat Prior DUI After State Failed To Turn Over Evidence

ROSELLE – The deadly wrong-way crash that took place in Staten Island on 20 March involved a Linden officer who had prior drunk-driving charges that were dismissed because his defense attorney was not given the evidence he repeatedly requested. The charges were filed against Pedro Abad Jr. after an accident that happened on 22 January 2011 when he crashed through… Read more

Drunk Rutherford Man Fatally Strikes Young Mom

RUTHERFORD – 24-year-old Victor Kwak of Rutherford was driving drunk when he hit and killed 28-year-old Sandra Munoz-Molina of Carlstadt almost two years ago. The woman, who was a mother of four, was walking home from work on 22 August 2013 when a Lexus hit her around 7:40 pm. Kwak will serve up to five years in prison after he… Read more

Politician’s Lawsuit Over Drunken-Driving Stop Tossed Aside By Judge

CAMDEN, N.J. – The lawsuit filed by Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty of New Jersey against the Washington Township police department has been tossed aside by a federal judge in Camden. The New Jersey politician was involved in a drunken-driving traffic stop in 2012. The stop led to a law requiring police to mount video cameras in their cars. The lawsuit… Read more

How Police Departments Handle The Problem Of Drunk Driving Cops

Drunk driving cops have become a major problem in Salt Lake City. An extreme example of such an incident was the case of Linden Police officer Pedro Abad who has been arrested for drunk driving twice, once when he was involved in a fatal wrong-way crash last month. Police reports state that police officers from Salt Lake City carry more… Read more

Paterson Fire Department Captain Charged With DWI

PATERSON – Glenn Calamita, captain of the Paterson fire department, faces disciplinary action after he was charged with DUI in Wayne two weeks ago. According to officials, Calamita was involved in a motor crash while off-duty that happened in the early morning hours on 18 March. He was arrested after the crash and has not returned to work since the… Read more

Mayor Derek Armstead Promises Investigation Of City’s Handling Of Officer With Drunk-Driving Arrests

LINDEN – Mayor Derek Armstead announced that an investigation will be started to look into the case of Officer Pedro Abad who was involved in a wrong-way crash last week on Staten Island that killed two passengers. Reports of officer Abad’s prior drunk driving arrests also came forth after the incident in which another Linden officer and a Linden man… Read more

Montgomery County’s DUI Court Battles Sobering Problem

NORRISTOWN – DUI court in Montgomery County battles sobering problem as authorities seek to get repeat DUI offenders off the roads faster and bring DUI suspects before a judge quicker. According to judge Cheryl Lynne Austin, DUI is a public safety issue. So everything is done to see that justice is swift to make the streets safer. People should be… Read more

21-Year-Old Howell Man Faces 5 Years For Fatal DWI Crash That Killed His Passenger

FREEHOLD – 21-year-old Joseph M. Gonsalves of Howel pleaded guilty, Monday, to vehicular homicide in connection to a crash that took place in April, resulting in the death of his 21-year-old passenger. Gonsalves was driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash and faces up to five years in prison under the plea agreement. His sentencing is scheduled for… Read more

Off-Duty Police Officer Causes Fatal Accident Killing Fellow Officer

LINDEN, N.J. – Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad may have been driving drunk while off duty in the early morning hours of Friday, 20 March 2015, which resulted in the death of a fellow officer. Police Officer Frank Viggiano was riding as a passenger in the car driven by Abad and was killed in the motor vehicle accident. According to… Read more