NJ legislator charged with drunken driving

August 1, 2012 3:28:11 PM PDT
A New Jersey legislator has been charged with drunken driving after being pulled over in his hometown in Gloucester County.

Police pulled over 55-year-old Paul Moriarty Tuesday on Route 42 in Turnersville, Gloucester County.

He was arrested and charged with DUI, not staying in his lane and refusing to take a breath test.

Moriarty was mayor of Washington Township from 2004 to 2008.

He has served in the state assembly since 2006.

Moriarty sent a statement to Action News Wednesday saying he wasn't drinking and his arrest was an "abuse of power."


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