New Jersey State Trooper Charged With DWI After On-Duty Crash

Sfc. Michael Roadside, a New Jersey state trooper who has been with the State Police for 28 years, was charged with DWI while on-duty.

State police reports confirm that Roadside rear-ended an Audi at the Monmouth Service Area in Wall Township Monday afternoon.

Roadside was charged with DWI, careless driving, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and was suspended without pay after the incident. He had been working a construction detail before the incident. State Police responded to the accident scene.

According to Sfc. Gregory Williams, Roadside was on duty at the time, and was still in uniform when the crash occurred. He was taken into custody and his duty weapon was immediately taken.

It is not yet confirmed if a blood alcohol test was conducted, and what the results would have been, if any, said Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn. It is also not known if Roadside had any previous arrests.

An investigation is still underway and the incident is pending a court hearing.

His LinkedIn profile shows that Roadside has been with the State Police State House Security Operations and Policing Unit since 2013.

His salary was $105,743 last year, according to the police department.

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