Attorney Tickets Police, N.J. Judge Tosses Case
Posted May 10, 2007 6:31 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
An effort by a New Jersey attorney to hold state police accountable for speeding that apparently caused a traffic accident in which the state governor was seriously injured ended today when a municipal court judge dismissed the case.
Judge Christopher A. Brown said the state is still investigating the April 12 accident, and presumably will file any appropriate charges in New Jersey Superior Court, reports Gannett. "I have confidence ultimately it will be handled appropriately," Brown said.
Attorney Seth Grossman of Somers Point, who is also a part-time radio host, tried to persuade the judge to uphold his ticketing effort by attaching a state police press release that stated the trooper driving the governor's car was traveling over 90 mph seconds before the accident.
Gov. Jon Corzine earlier requested -- and received -- a $46 state police ticket for not wearing his seat belt.