Open/Close Menu Personal Injury Lawyer NJ

The Carteret police director, who has been on the job for less than a month, was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with drunk driving after crashing his car on Route 9 in Old Bridge. MyCentralJersey.com reported.

Ronald Franz, 71, was described as highly intoxicated and “belligerent” by responding officers, who found him behind the wheel of his 2015 Lexus.
Mayor Daniel Reiman suspended Franz without pay the following day pending an investigation by the borough attorney.

“What is clear at this point is that this did not occur during work hours and that Director Franz was driving his personal vehicle at the time of the incident,” borough Law Director Robert Bergen said Wednesday. “Once the investigation has been completed, the Borough will take any and all appropriate action.”

Franz was hired as the borough’s civilian police director on Feb. 1. He retired as captain from the State Police in 1999 and collects a $77,706 annual pension in addition to his police director’s salary of $70,000.

Franz also is the executive director of the Middlesex County 200 Club, a nonprofit law enforcement organization that supports families of wounded or fallen officers and raises money for student scholarships.

Police said Franz ran off the road, crashing into the curb of the highway near Ferry Road about 6:30 p.m.

Police said they could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath and in the vehicle. His speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot, police said.

Franz allegedly refused to submit to a breathalyzer test and wasn’t cooperative with police questioning, officials said.

Franz was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing the breathalyzer test, reckless driving, improper passing and obstructing traffic – all moving vehicle violations that are not considered criminal.

His two front tires were blown out and the wheel rims were damaged, police said.

Franz did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday.

 

CARTERET

*******************************************************************************

If you or any of your loved ones have been injured in an accident? If so, call us at

THE LAW OFFICES OF KARIM ARZADI.

When you contact our office, we will immediately set up a free, confidential appointment where you will meet an attorney who will listen to you and evaluate your case.  We have conveniently located offices in Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Jersey City, Roselle and East Orange. We understand traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and other medical problems caused by accidents and the problems that they can cause in your daily life.  Our law firm will always work to make sure you are compensated fairly.

Whether you were a pedestrian, a bicyclist, the occupant of train, or car, motorcycle, boat or any motor vehicle, or have been hurt at an amusement park or at your workplace, bitten by a dog or injured in a fall down accident, you should immediately call one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at

 (732) 442-5900, 21-COURTLAW (212) 687-8529, during regular business hours or 1-800-RITELAW (800-748-3529) toll free.  You can even call either number on weekends or after regular business hours. We have offices in MiddlesexUnionEssex and Hudson counties.  call us .

 

163 Market Street Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 Map →

103 Bayard Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Map →

639-41 St. Georges Avenue Roselle, NJ 07203 Map →

257 Central Avenue E. Orange, NJ 07018 Map →

2322 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07304 Map →

Categoryblog, news
Write a comment:

*

Your email address will not be published.

© 2016 LAW OFFICES OF KARIM ARZADI, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Disclaimer: This site is provided purely for informational purposes and is in no

way a substitute for legal counsel.

logo-footer

STAY CONNECTED WITH US: