Moriarty DWI Case Rescheduled, Again
It's the second time the 4th District assemblyman's trial has been delayed, and will set the matter aside formally until after the 2012 election.
New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty will still face a judge for his July 31 DWI charge—he just won't be doing it until after Election Day.
Moriarty, whose term expires at the end of 2013, first was scheduled to appear Aug. 21 on charges of driving while intoxicated in Washington Township, where he served as mayor from 2004-08.
That hearing date was reset to this Thursday pending a change of venue to Bridgeton, a Cumberland County town outside of the 4th voting district he represents.
Now the trial has been pushed back again, this time to Nov. 8, a court official said.
Moriarty's attorney, John Eastlack, told the Gloucester County Times on Monday that he did not request the postponement, and was uncertain as to why the court had again delayed the hearing.
Moriarty has denied the DWI allegation; even so, some political wonks aren't sure how it could affect his career in the long term.