NJ officer in politician's DUI arrest suspended

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -November 20, 2012

Washington Township Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura pulled over Assemblyman Paul Moriarty in July and charged him with driving drunk after the politician refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

Moriarty said he had nothing to drink and the officer had something against him.

The lawmaker last month filed a 27-count complaint against the officer. A grand jury is to consider 13 charges after a judge dismissed 14 of them.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports the officer was suspended with pay on Oct. 22, one day after the charges were filed against him.

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