New Jersey Cop Accused Of Driving Drunk And Careless Driving While On Duty
MONTVILLE – An officer who takes those driving intoxicated into custody himself committed the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Friday, Officer Kurt Geisinger was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.
Another thing which made the case worse was that he was on-duty and was driving an unmarked police vehicle.
He has been suspended from his job until the investigation of the case is completed and he will be given full amount of his salary which is $124,100 per year.
He will be summoned to Municipal Court for the charges.
On Saturday, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office told that the officer didn’t cause any crash. It was also said that there “is no indication that the officer had any interaction with the public while intoxicated.”
More information about the case was not provided and it is not confirmed if Geisinger has a lawyer.
The arrest booking photos of the suspect were not made public by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
The case of Geisinger is the latest in which a cop is charged for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Prior to this case, Washington Township Police Officer William F. McCarthy III was charged for multiple offenses in Morris County. In the month of June, he crashed his SUV into multiple vehicles that were parked. His driving license was suspended after he got involved in another incident.
Retired Scotch Plains police Chief Brian Mahoney was charged last month for driving while intoxicated after he struck a utility pole.
An accident related to drunk driving caused by a cop happened on 23rd of September for which Burlington Township Police Officer, Justin Rodriguez was charged last week as a woman lost her life in that accident.
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