Video: NJ lawmaker sues patrolman over traffic stop

Officer says the legislator cut him off near a Chick-fil-A restaurant


By Edward Colimore
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A Gloucester County assemblyman charged with drunken driving after declining to take a breath test over the summer has filed a 27-count criminal complaint against the arresting patrolman, accusing him of lying and falsifying a police report.

Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty said Wednesday that he was wrongfully pulled over July 31 by Washington Township Police Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura, who accused the legislator of cutting him off near a Chick-fil-A restaurant on Greentree Road in Turnersville.
Moriarty's complaint, announced Wednesday, accuses the officer of official misconduct, perjury, filing false reports, and falsifying and tampering with public records, among other alleged violations.

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