Lawyer: Cop to be tested for date-rape drug following crash

A lawyer for suspended Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad says he will be tested for date-rape drug after a fatal crash.

A lawyer for suspended Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad says he will be tested for date-rape drug after a fatal crash. (12/8/15)

NEW YORK - An attorney for a Linden officer suspended after a fatal drunken driving crash say that a blood sample will be tested for the date-rape drug.

Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad was suspended from the force after being charged in an alleged drunken driving crash that killed two people and injured one other.

Attorney Mario Gallucci previously suggested that an expert he hired found some evidence that could indicate Abad was given the drug known as GHB before the Staten Island crash. He said Abad may have been drugged by strippers.

Authorities said he was driving a car that collided head-on into a tractor-trailer. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24. That's three-times the legal limit.

Abad has pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter charges. He was released on $25,000 bail.

Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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