NJ Cop Wanted in PA After Failure to Appear for DUI Trial

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A troubled police officer whose history of substance abuse led to his suspension in Washington Township has earned an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania after failing to appear for DUI trial in Pennsylvania.

In June, William McCarthy, 46, allegedly crashed into cars in two separate Pennsylvania towns while driving drunk.

He was ultimately arrested at a roadblock in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, but not before his vehicle had struck two occupied vehicles nearby.

He had continued to drive despite the airbag in his SUV having deployed.

He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and accidents involving damage, while police in Tamaqua were investigating an earlier case of an SUV driving the wrong way on a one-way-street, which ultimately sideswiped a parked car and then fled.

McCarthy was later charged in this case, too.

A year earlier, McCarthy had been arrested for DWI, and his wife said that he’d been a heavy drinker for years.

Though they had tried to get help for him, she said that there were family problems at the time that may have pushed him over the edge.

It’s not clear what happens to McCarthy next. Media attempts to contact his attorney went unanswered.

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