Cleared NJ trooper trying to go back to work

June 10, 2009 6:57:50 AM PDT
A New Jersey state trooper acquitted of vehicular homicide is trying to return to work. Robert Higbee has been suspended without pay since February 2007 when he was indicted in the traffic deaths of two teens in Cape May County.

A jury on Monday acquitted him, saying the trooper was not committing a crime when he crashed into the sister' minivan while chasing a speeder.

His lawyer says the 37-year-old wants to persuade the state police to let him resume his duties.

An internal investigation will examine whether Higbee was in a preventable accident. The trooper also faces two traffic tickets.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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