NJ state trooper dies after being struck by car

(AP) - A woman who touched off a search that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old New Jersey state trooper has had her bail raised to $500,000.

Diana Hoffman of Blackwood has a prior criminal record and wasdetermined to be a flight risk at her initial court appearance onMonday.

Authorities say Hoffman abandoned her car Sunday morning onInterstate 195 in Howell.

Trooper Marc Castellano was searching for her on foot when hewas hit by another vehicle.

Hoffman has been charged with eluding police, resisting arrest,hindering apprehension and possession of cocaine and heroin.

Monmouth County Executive Assistant Prosecutor Richard Incremonasaid a charge of false public alarm will be added.

Authorities have not said who hit Castellano.

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