Prosecutor: Charges to be dropped against toll plan protesters

January 28, 2008 3:56:27 AM PST
The Middle Township prosecutor says she'll ask a municipal court judge to drop trespassing charges against two men protesting a meeting on Corzine's toll increase plan. Township officials had been asking Mary D'Arcy Bittner to drop the charges against former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and radio personality Seth Grossman.

The two were arrested Jan. 19 after handing out fliers and holding signs outside a Middle Township school where Governor Corzine was discussing plans to increase highway tolls.

Corzine wants to use toll increases to pay off state debt and fund transportation projects.

Bittner plans to ask for a dismissal of charges on Monday.