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 (http://bit.ly/NDtZVf ) 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