Assemblyman Paul Moriarty Claims Officer Lied In DUI

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty Claims Officer Lied In DUI

New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty was arrested for DUI on July 31, 2012 and immediately denied the charges. He has now submitted video that he claims contradicts the arresting officer’s claims. Moriarty has stuck by his belief that Joseph Dibuonaventura, the arresting officer, was out to get him and that he had not consumed any alcohol prior to driving. The officer claims that he pulled Moriarty over because he cut him off before asking if Moriarty had been drinking after apparently detecting an odor of alcohol on the assemblyman’s breath. While Moriarty denied having had any alcohol in his system, he still refused to submit a breathalyzer test fearing that the officer may skew the results.

Dibuonaventura then arrested Paul Moriarty for driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane and refusing to submit to a breath test. Moriarty did submit a blood test several hours after his arrest and claims the results show no trace of alcohol in his system. After his release from jail, Moriarty claimed that the officer had been fired once before and reinstated. Now, Moriarty and his attorney John Eastlack Jr., have filed a 27-count criminal complaint against Dibuonaventura accusing him of lying and falsifying the police report. Now, a municipal judge will have to evaluate the complaint and decide whether or not to issue charges. Paul Moriarty once served as Mayor the the Washington Township as well as an investigative journalist for CBS and is scheduled to appear in court on November 8. If convicted, Moriarty could lose his license for up to 7 months.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact a skilled New Jersey DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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