Probe into cop's driving record moved out of Union County

The investigation into a New Jersey police officer involved in a fatal wrong-way crash will now be handled by another agency.

Probe into cop's driving record moved out of

Probe into cop's driving record moved out of Union County

LINDEN - (AP) - The investigation into a New Jersey police officer involved in a fatal wrong-way crash will now be handled by another agency.

The Union County prosecutor's office said Monday it will hand off the probe into the driving record and employment history of Pedro Abad Jr. The state attorney general's office said the investigation will be handled by the Middlesex County prosecutor's office.

The action is being taken to avoid the perception of any conflicts of interest.

Abad was off duty and behind the wheel of a car that crashed on March 20 while heading the wrong way on a New York highway, killing two passengers.

Public records show Abad has been involved in eight accidents since 2005 and has two arrests for drunken driving in the last four years.

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