Jury selection begins in trial of ex-Linden police officer Pedro Abad, accused of driving drunk, killing 2

Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad (File Photo)

Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad (File Photo) (4/10/17)

STATEN ISLAND - Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a former Linden police officer who is accused of driving drunk and killing two of his passengers.

Pedro Abad faces more than two dozen charges in connection with the fatal wrong-way crash in Staten Island.

According to authorities, Abad was returning home in 2015 from a strip club with three others when he crashed into a truck. 

Officer Frank Viggiano and Linden resident Joseph Rodriguez were killed. 

Another police officer who survived the crash is expected to testify at the trial.

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