A Montville New Jersey police officer has been charged with drunk driving after he was allegedly caught driving his patrol vehicle while intoxicated. At the time, the suspect was reportedly still on duty.
According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect was operating an unmarked patrol car and traveling on a roadway in Montville NJ when something prompted his arrest. Law enforcement officials have not yet revealed whether the suspect was involved in a car crash or if he was stopped by another Montville police officer.
The suspect faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Additionally, the suspect was issued a traffic citation for careless driving.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the DWI charges, he could be subject to significant penalties that include suspension of his driver’s license and heavy monetary fines. Beyond that, the suspect’s job a police officer could be in jeopardy.
The suspect has already been suspended, with pay, by the Montville Police Department.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Cop Charged with Driving Drunk While on Duty.”