Report: Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad indicted for fatal crash

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A Linden police officer allegedly involved in a drunken crash that killed a fellow officer and a friend has been indicted, according to multiple media reports.



Sources close to the investigation have confirmed to News 12 New Jersey that Officer Pedro Abad Jr. will be suspended from the Linden Police Department following the grand jury decision.



Investigators suggest Abad had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of a head-on crash in Staten Island on March 20. Linden Officer Frank Viggiano and friend Joe Rodriguez were killed. A third officer, Patrick Kudlac, was seriously injured.



Abad was driving at the time of the crash, according to investigators. He now faces manslaughter charges.


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