'Professional courtesy' for NJ trooper raises questions

N.J. State Police looks the other way after fellow trooper drinks and drives


Gloucester County Times

GLOUCESTER, N.J. — It had all the makings of a routine motor vehicle stop. Police officer Ronald Gorneau spotted a silver Toyota swerving and pulled it over. The driver, Sheila McKaig of Monroe Township, admitted she had drunk "a lot" before getting behind the wheel, according to the incident report.

Then she told Gorneau she was a state trooper, and the stop in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, was no longer routine. Instead of being charged, McKaig was driven to the township's police station, where fellow troopers picked her up.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
  1. Tags
  2. Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol
  3. Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs
  4. Patrol Issues

Recommended Vehicle Incidents and Issues

Join the discussion