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February 05, 2015

NJ Assemblyman testifies against police officer on overturned DWI

Washington Township patrolman faces 14 criminal charges, including official misconduct

New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty testified Wednesday in criminal court against the police officer who he said arrested him on trumped up drunken driving charges in 2012, according to NJ Advance Media.

The charges were dropped after dashboard video showed a series of events allegedly contrary to what were described by the officer. The video showed that Moriarty, D-Gloucester, did not cut off the officer or flunk field sobriety tests as claimed.

“Without the dashboard camera, it would have been my word against the officer,” Moriarty said in a statement. “The video provided definite proof of what transpired and who was telling the truth. This was an experience that no law abiding resident should have to go through.”

Washington Township Police Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura is on trial for 14 criminal counts some of which include official misconduct, according to NJ Advance Media.

Moriarty said that after he was charged there was a “media assault” against him.

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