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originally posted by: Witness2008
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
So...you are saying that anyone who is involved in a fatal car accident would receive a breathalyzer, even when it is obvious as to who caused the accident.
originally posted by: semperfortis
Everyone involved in any fatal accident receives either a breath test or blood test..
the driver of the tractor-trailer passed a breathalyzer test and does not appear to be at fault.
originally posted by: diggindirt
I heard a report on this accident yesterday on radio that said the driver of the car was something like twice the legal limit according to the blood samples drawn at the hospital. I've searched and can't find the story and I have no idea what agency was reporting since I was waiting in an office that had a radio playing. The story said that charges were expected to be brought against the driver.
Here is the latest I can find about the story: www.mycentraljersey.com...
Apparently this wasn't his first time being drunk and driving....this story brings up a whole mess of new questions.
Abad's driver's license was suspended for 210 days on Oct. 16, 2013, following a Feb. 26, 2013, accident in Rahway in which he received violations for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test, according to Elyse Coffey, Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey spokeswoman.
The suspension ended on May 14, 2014, when his driving privileges were restored, but the Rahway Municipal Court judge also required Abad to drive with an ignition interlocking device on his vehicle, used to measure a driver's breath alcohol content before the vehicle will start. Coffey said the 180-day period ended on Sept. 11, 2014.
It is unclear if, or how, Abad continued to work as a police officer during that time without a valid driver's license.
originally posted by: 8675309jenny
So apparently the driver had a previous DUI crash while employed at the dept, and furthermore has a total of 8 vehicular accidents:
The strip club toast to starting a family was a nice touch too!
ETA: Make that TWO PREVIOUS DUIS WHILE EMPLOYED AT THE DEPARTMENT:
As well as multiple arrests..... And he was still on a PD payroll!?!?!? Wow.
Police subsequently charged Abad with driving while intoxicated and careless driving.
Abad was taken to University Hospital in Newark, and another Roselle officer went to the hospital with a blood test kit and blood was drawn from Abad, the report states. The results of that test were not listed in the report or immediately available from borough officials.
After the Roselle accident, the New Way Supermarket remained closed for a month because of the damage, said Ravi Patel, co-owner of the store.
"The entire car was inside the store, except for the trunk," said Patel, whose family has owned the store for more than 20 years. The store was closed at the time of the accident.
"A few days later some people said it was a cop who was driving but we never knew for sure," he said.
"Wow, that's wrong," Patel said when informed Abad was the driver who crashed into the store. "He shouldn't have been a cop anymore. If police officers are giving regular people violations for drinking and driving, why should an officer be allowed to drink and drive?"
Glendale, AZ– On December 16, 2013, Deputy Sean Pearce, son of recalled State Senator Russell Pearce, was recklessly driving an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe. He was going 81 mph in a 40 mph zone, with no lights or sirens activated as he pursued a murder suspect. The suspect was over a mile away from the officer when Pearce rammed into the vehicle of 63-year-old John Edward Harding and took his life.
Interestingly, nobody informed the judge that the deputy’s actions lead to a loss of life. Pearce was therefore sentenced only to attending a defensive driving class, against Arizona state law, after admitting responsibility for a criminal traffic speeding ticket only.
On March 11, Judge Delgado who presided over the case called a hearing to express his concern over not being informed about the death of Harding before handing down his ruling. He claims that he only found out about the death after a public records request was made regarding the case.