Victims Angered by Plan to Name Road for Lawmaker Involved in NJ DWI

In 2006 the New Jersey State Assembly passed a bill to rename Route 23 in northern New Jersey for former U.S. Congressman Robert A. Roe. Roe served 23 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and, as chairman of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee, funneled billions of dollars in road funds to the state. Roe however was involved in a drunk driving accident that injured two people, and his victims and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) oppose the measure.

In May 1993, Roe was driving on the wrong side of the road in Rockaway Township when he ran into a minivan driven by Julia Worosila. The head-on crash left Julia and her 15 year-old daughter with serious injuries. Julia

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