Moriarty DWI Case Transferred to Cumberland Court
The Aug. 8 hearing has been postponed.
Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty will have his day in court—it just won't be in Washington Township, where he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated last Tuesday afternoon, and it won't be Wednesday, as initially scheduled.
Moriarty's case has been transferred to Bridgeton Municipal Court, in Cumberland County, according to Washington Township Municipal Court officials.
Wednesday's scheduled hearing has been postponed as a result of the change of venue, which comes about presumably due to the potential for conflicts of interest.
Moriarty, 55, served as Washington Township mayor from 2004-2008. Washington Township also sits within the Fourth Legislative District Moriarty has represented in the New Jersey Assembly since 2006.
Bridgeton is located in New Jersey's Third Legislative District. The Bridgeton municipal judge is Jason D. Witcher.
Moriarty (D) has vowed to fight the charge, describing his arrest in a statement as an "abuse of power" and claiming he had not consumed any alcoholic beverages leading up to the Black Horse Pike traffic stop.