EDISON - Given the chance to avoid a speeding ticket, New Jersey's state police chief instead turned himself in.
Col. Rick Fuentes was traveling northbound in an unmarked state police-issued black Chevy Tahoe on the Garden State Parkway when a trooper stopped him in Paramus around 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Capt. Gerald Lewis, a state police spokesman, said Fuentes was going 75 mph in a 65 mph zone. The trooper who stopped him, identified only as a veteran with more than 20 years on the force, didn't realize he was pulling over another officer and didn't issue a ticket.
Lewis said Fuentes later contacted his department's Office of Professional Standards to report the stop and request a ticket, which will cost him $160.
Fuentes also will receive a written reprimand from the department as a disciplinary action.
AP wires contributed to this report.