Off-duty NJ state trooper charged with DUI - My9 New Jersey

Off-duty NJ state trooper charged with DUI

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LAKE COMO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities believe an off-duty New Jersey state trooper was drunk when he hit two parked cars and crashed his unmarked State Police vehicle into a creek.

Trooper Kevin Byrne is charged in Lake Como with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

A State Police spokesman tells The Star-Ledger of Newark ( ) the 33-year-old was arrested around 3 a.m. at his home in nearby Spring Lake Heights on July 25.

No one was injured in the wreck.

The 10-year veteran is assigned to an elite emergency response unit. Byrne earned $94,232 last year in regular salary, not counting overtime and special pay.

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