Franklin Township, in Somerset County, may need to take a look at its procedures when it comes to hiring and retaining police officers.
Sergeant Teddy Cerra, 42, might have seemed like a good pick when he joined the department.
He has a history in law enforcement, having served as a special agent with the United States Secret Service, and has certifications as a paramedic and firefighter.
He also run a business, Division Security Consultants, that sells firearms and conducts training for police and other first responders.
His business – and his career in law enforcement – may face some trouble in the near term. According to New Jersey State Police, on November 1, Cerra was allegedly driving drunk when another driver took offense at his erratic driving.
Cerra pulled a gun on the man and then took his wallet. The man jumped back into his vehicle and tried to flee.
Cerra followed, smashing into several other vehicles before the incident was concluded by the arrival of State Troopers.
Cerra was arrested and has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, DWI, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Alcohol can make people behave strangely.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI in New Jersey, it’s likely you’re facing other charges too, from moving violations to, in Cerra’s case, violent felonies.
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