A Washington Township NJ cop faces drunk driving charges in Pennsylvania after he allegedly caused several DWI accidents on PA roads last summer.
The suspect is a 45-year-old resident of Great Meadows, New Jersey. He is employed by the Washington Township Police Department.
The DUI accidents occurred on June 16, 2017. According to law enforcement, the suspect was behind the wheel of a Nissan Armada SUV and driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Tamaqua PA when he sideswiped another car.
A few hours later, the suspect reportedly crashed his Nissan into multiple vehicles on a road in Hazleton, PA. Two of the cars were occupied, but no one was seriously injured as a result of the drunk driving accident.
Not long after the collisions, police officers stopped the suspect’s car at a roadblock. When cops pulled over the suspect’s motor vehicle, they saw that his airbag had been deployed.
The suspect has been charged with multiple offenses, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), reckless driving, and resisting arrest.
On April 6, the suspect will have to appear in Luzerne County Court in Wilkes Barre, PA for a court hearing.
While the DUI charges are pending, the suspect has been suspended from the Washington Township police force.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Hearing for N.J. Cop Accused of DUI, Resisting Arrest in Pa. Set for April.”