N.J. assemblyman fights DWI charge after refusing breathalyzer

    Hindsight is 20/20, and N.J. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-4, is learning that lesson the hard way.

    The Washington Township assemblyman and former mayor was charged with driving while intoxicated Tuesday afternoon, though he insists he didn’t have a single drink.

    As the Washington Township Times reports, Moriarty was pulled over for allegedly cutting off a police officer, was issued a field sobriety test, but refused a breathalyzer. In the Garden State, refusing the breathalyzer can get you the same penalties as a DWI charge.

     

    Moriarty said he refused the test because he felt he’d been railroaded by the officer who pulled him over and that he plans to fight the DWI.

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