Bergen County public safety Director Michael Bradley suspended after DWI charge

Bergen County public safety Director Michael Bradley was

Bergen County public safety Director Michael Bradley was suspended without pay after he was charged with DWI. (File photo)

OAKLAND - Bergen County’s director of safety and security has been suspended following a DWI charge, according to County Executive Jim Tedesco.

“After learning late Tuesday about the pending charges, I suspended Director Michael Bradley without pay, effective immediately,” Tedesco said in a statement. “I have also ordered the Bergen County Inspector General to fully investigate his actions.”

The Record newspaper reports that Bradley was pulled over in Oakland after police received reports of an erratic driver Tuesday afternoon.

The Ford Explorer allegedly driven by Bradley had damage on the passenger-side mirror, reportedly from hitting a mailbox, according to The Record.

Bradley was also charged with driving under the influence in a school zone and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, The Record reports.

“I expect all county employees to obey the law and exhibit responsible conduct,” Tedesco said. “Anyone who fails to do so will be held accountable.”

Bradley is expected to appear in municipal court March 2.

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