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 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, and claiming he had not consumed any alcoholic beverages leading up to the Black Horse Pike traffic stop.

JOHN BURNS August 07, 2012 at 06:18 PM


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