State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty and his attorney on Friday released police dashboard camera video of his July 31 DWI arrest, claiming it proves the arresting officer acted improperly, NBC-10 Philadelphia reported.
Earlier this week, Moriarty (D-Washington Township) filed criminal complaints against the officer, Joseph Dibuonaventura, alleging the officer committed perjury and official misconduct, filed false police reports, and falsified and tampered with public records.
, where he previously served as mayor.
In addition to driving while intoxicated, Moriarty also was charged with refusal to submit to a breath test and failure to maintain a lane.
Moriarty is scheduled to appear in municipal court in Bridgeton on Nov. 8 to answer the charges against him.
NBC-10 reported that Moriarty and his attorney, John Eastlack Jr. held a press conference Friday to discuss the video with the media.
Gloucester Township Patch was not invited to the press conference.
. The township had denied Patch's request under the state's Open Public Records Act to release the video.
A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Nov. 30 before Assignment Judge Georgia M. Curio in state Superior Court in Bridgeton.