Lawyer: NJ cop to appear on charges in deadly crash

A lawyer says a New Jersey police officer will appear before a judge on charges in a wrong-way crash in New York that killed a fellow officer and a friend. Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad is scheduled

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2015, 4:28 AM

Updated 3,132 days ago

Share:

Lawyer: NJ cop to appear on charges in deadly crash
A lawyer says a New Jersey police officer will appear before a judge on charges in a wrong-way crash in New York that killed a fellow officer and a friend.
Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad is scheduled to appear in court in Staten Island on Monday.
Attorney Mario Galluci tells News 12 New Jersey he expects the 27-year-old will face several charges in connection to the crash.
A spokesman says the Staten Island district attorney had no comment.
Galluci says Abad uses a wheelchair because of leg injuries, has a disabled arm and a speech impediment. He's expected to undergo another surgery on Sept. 29.
Authorities say Abad had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when he drove the wrong way and crashed into a tractor-trailer in March.
Linden Officer Frank Viggiano and resident Joseph Rodriguez were killed. Another officer, Patrik Kudlac, was critically injured.


More from News 12
0:19
Police: 3 injured in Paterson shooting

Police: 3 injured in Paterson shooting

2:10
STORM WATCH: Isolated storms possible in New Jersey

STORM WATCH: Isolated storms possible in New Jersey

0:21
Police: Suspect arrested for fatally shooting man in Trenton

Police: Suspect arrested for fatally shooting man in Trenton

0:28
Israel hails success in blocking Iran’s unprecedented attack. G7 democracies condemn attack

Israel hails success in blocking Iran’s unprecedented attack. G7 democracies condemn attack

0:25
Police: Man who punched 9-year-old girl at Grand Central Terminal arrested

Police: Man who punched 9-year-old girl at Grand Central Terminal arrested

0:44
NJ Attorney General announces heightened safety measures amid tensions in Middle East

NJ Attorney General announces heightened safety measures amid tensions in Middle East

2:36
'She was the glue.' Loved ones call for justice for Passaic woman killed in hit-and-run

'She was the glue.' Loved ones call for justice for Passaic woman killed in hit-and-run

0:32
Prosecutors: Howell woman indicted in Monmouth County crash that killed 3-year-old

Prosecutors: Howell woman indicted in Monmouth County crash that killed 3-year-old

2:04
CDC: Most women do not get a mammogram because of financial difficulties

CDC: Most women do not get a mammogram because of financial difficulties

0:54
Clean Ocean Action hosts 39th Spring Beach Sweep in Sandy Hook

Clean Ocean Action hosts 39th Spring Beach Sweep in Sandy Hook

0:30
Out in the street: Bruce Springsteen makes it to Mohegan Sun show after flat tire in Jersey

Out in the street: Bruce Springsteen makes it to Mohegan Sun show after flat tire in Jersey

0:16
Police: Elizabeth man charged with sexually assaulting 2 children

Police: Elizabeth man charged with sexually assaulting 2 children

2:39
Police: 3 people in van on way to adult day care center killed in crash in South Brunswick

Police: 3 people in van on way to adult day care center killed in crash in South Brunswick

Police: Truck driver, toll booth attendant seriously injured in crash at Barnegat Toll Plaza

Police: Truck driver, toll booth attendant seriously injured in crash at Barnegat Toll Plaza

1:35
CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

0:51
IRS warns public about potential tax scams as Tax Day deadline approaches

IRS warns public about potential tax scams as Tax Day deadline approaches

2:27
Congress investigates rise in antisemitism at Rutgers, including incident involving student 2 weeks ago

Congress investigates rise in antisemitism at Rutgers, including incident involving student 2 weeks ago

0:22
Elizabeth man sentenced to 25 years in prison for road rage rampage

Elizabeth man sentenced to 25 years in prison for road rage rampage

0:56
Jersey Proud: Miracle League of Mercer County to hold first game of season

Jersey Proud: Miracle League of Mercer County to hold first game of season

0:18
Prosecutor: 4th person charged in New Brunswick shooting that injured 2 Rutgers students

Prosecutor: 4th person charged in New Brunswick shooting that injured 2 Rutgers students