Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D), who claims he was wrongly pulled over this summer has filed a 27-count criminal complaint against the patrolman who charged him with drunken driving.

 

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (YouTube)

The Gloucester County resident accuses the officer of lying and falsifying a police report.

Moriarty's lawyer says it's now up to a municipal court judge to evaluate the complaint and decide whether to issue charges.

The 56-year-old Democrat insists he had not been drinking when he was pulled over on a Tuesday afternoon in late July by a patrolman in Washington Township, where he had once been mayor.

Moriarty took a field sobriety test but refused a Breathalyzer test.

The police chief said at the time he would investigate whether the officer had probable cause to stop the legislator.

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