New Jersey police sergeant charged with DWI while on the job
A New Jersey State Police sergeant has been charged with driving while intoxicated after an incident on Oct. 27. The officer was working construction detail and was at a rest stop when he rear-ended another vehicle. The identified police official is Sgt. Michael Roadside who has served 28 years as a law officer.
Roadside was reportedly near the Garden State Parkway construction site where he was working traffic security when he rear-ended a white Audi at a Monmouth rest stop. First responders on the scene reported he had a blood alcohol level of 0.16, twice the legal limit.
Spokesman Captain Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police stated that Roadside was stripped of his service weapon and suspended without pay following the accident. He is being charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, and having an open container of alcohol in his patrol vehicle. Roadside is expected to appear at the Wall Municipal Court at a future date.
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