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Moriarty DWI Case Pushed Back Again

The 4th District assemblyman won't appear in court till November now.

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty's initial appearance on a DWI charge has once again been pushed back—this time till after Election Day.

Moriarty was scheduled to appear in Bridgeton Municipal Court this Thursday morning, but the hearing has been rescheduled for Nov. 8, a court official said.

The 4th District Democratic assemblyman initially was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Aug. 21 following his July 31 DWI arrest on the Black Horse Pike in Washington Township.

That hearing date was set after the case was transferred from Washington Township, where Moriarty previously served as mayor, to Bridgeton, which is in Cumberland County and falls outside of the 4th District Moriarty represents.

It was then postponed to Thursday morning, and now again has been pushed back.

Moriarty's attorney, John Eastlack, told the Gloucester County Times on Monday he did not request the postponement, and was uncertain why the court had again delayed the hearing.

Moriarty, whose term expires at the end of 2013, has denied the DWI allegation.

Schu September 11, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Can any of us get our court date pushed back indefinitely.
Joe September 12, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Hoping we'll forget? We won't.
Michael September 12, 2012 at 03:04 PM
At least until after the election.
Gavino September 26, 2012 at 07:36 PM
What's the big deal? He's not up for re-election this year. If he's tried any time before the election in 2013, the verdict will be in. A delay of more than that would be damning to his campaign. Sounds like people are looking for conspiracies where there flatly are none.

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