Off-duty NJ state trooper charged with DUI
LAKE COMO, N.J. - August 8, 2012 (WPVI) -- 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 the 33-year-old was arrested by other troopers 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 pay.
He was suspended without pay.
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