The Washington Township Police Department moments ago released a statement pertaining to the case of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-4).
According to the statement issued by Capt. Richard Leonard, Officer Joseph Dibuonaventura stopped Moriarty at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday and arrested him for driving while under the influence.
The statement confirmed Moriarty's refusal of a Breathalyzer test.
"There were no passengers in Mr. Moriarty’s vehicle at the time of this incident," said Leonard of the stop at 5651 Black Horse Pike in Turnersville.
"He was transported to the Washington Township Police Department and processed," the captain added.
The arresting officer charged the assemblyman with failure to maintain his lane, refusing the breath test and DUI, and the department released him pending a court date on Aug. 8.
Following published reports of his DUI arrest, Moriarty Tuesday night issued a statement disputing his drunkenness and called the police action an abuse of power.
Leonard said, "Chief Rafael Muniz is aware of the media reports of statements made by Paul D. Moriarty alleging officer misconduct. All complaints made will be fully investigated as required by the New Jersey General Guidelines.
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