NJ trooper charged with drunken driving after crash

A New Jersey police trooper has been charged with driving while intoxicated after authorities say his cruiser crashed into a car at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway.

State police said that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Roadside was charged with DWI, careless driving, and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

The 28-year veteran was relieved of his duty weapon and arrested on Monday. He was suspended without pay on Tuesday.

The union representing Roadside declined to comment on the case.

The accident occurred at the Monmouth rest area while Roadside was on a construction detail and no one was injured.

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