A Washington Township police officer has been accused of causing drunk driving accidents in Pennsylvania last summer.
The suspect is a 45-year-old man who lives in Great Meadows NJ and who works for the Washington Township police force.
The DWI crashed occurred on June 16, 2017. According to authorities, the suspect driving a Nissan Armada SUV and headed the wrong way on a one-way street in Tamaqua, PA when he slammed into a parked car.
Around five hours later, the suspect allegedly struck several other cars on a road in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
Police later stopped the suspect’s vehicle at a roadblock when they noticed that the vehicle airbag had been deployed.
The suspect now faces numerous charges, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), reckless driving, and resisting arrest.
In April, the suspect will be required to make an appearance in Luzerne County Court in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
While the DWI charges remain pending, the suspect has been suspended with pay from the Washington Township Police Department.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Hearing for N.J. Cop Accused of DUI, Resisting Arrest in Pa. Set for April.”