WALL TOWNSHIP - A state police trooper has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge stemming from an on-duty crash at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway.
NJ.com reports Sgt. First Class Michael Roadside entered his plea Tuesday in Wall Municipal Court. The 51-year-old trooper had his license suspended for seven months but won't have to serve any jail time.
The 29-year veteran was usually assigned to a team of troopers in charge of security at the statehouse and other state buildings in Trenton. He was suspended without pay after his arrest.
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The Oct. 26 accident occurred at the Monmouth rest area while Roadside was on a construction detail. No one was injured.
The driver of the other car claimed Roadside offered her $1,000 if she agreed not to report the incident.