Washington Township Cop Suspended After Second DWI, Domestic Violence Incident in New Jersey

William McCarthy III, an officer with the Washington Township Police Department, is facing charges after he plowed into several vehicles in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, allegedly while under the influence. McCarthy, a resident of Great Meadows, was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest by Hazleton police when he was stopped at a roadblock. According to police reports of the incident, McCarthy’s SUV had significant front-end damage when it got to the roadblock, after striking several vehicles prior to the stop.

The incident occurred a year after McCarthy was found in Blairstown, parked by the side of the road with an open bottle of tequila between his legs. That incident got him a 90-day license suspension, but by the time the Pennsylvania incident occurred, his license was valid again. McCarthy is also being investigated for an apparent domestic violence incident immediately prior to the events in Pennsylvania.

McCarthy has been suspended without pay and the future of his career looks uncertain. DWI prosecution is a big deal in New Jersey, and the same is true in neighboring states. The impact of a DWI conviction in New Jersey can haunt you even if you did nothing wrong within our state’s borders. Don’t risk your future on a DWI charge. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 and talk to an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney for free.

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