Scotch Plains NJ Former Top Cop Charged in DWI Crash

The former police chief of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, who retired in March, has been charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in South Plainfield in September.

Brian T. Mahoney, 51, spent eleven years as the top cop in Scotch Plains.

Just before midnight on September 10, he was driving his 2016 Dodge Durango westbound on New Durham Road when his vehicle veered and struck a utility pole, which split in half.

In a police report, the responding officer says that Mahoney initially said that he “did not remember why he struck the pole,” but later told the officer he was talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident.

Mahoney’s breath smelled of alcohol, according to the report, and after he was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment of his injuries, police asked for a search warrant and got a blood sample to test for alcohol.

The former chief has been charged with DWI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

As a 30-year Scotch Plains cop and its chief for more than a decade, Mahoney obviously knows what he’s facing.

Whether you’re a cop or an ordinary citizen, a DWI charge can seriously impede your future.

Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 and talk to an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer for free.

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