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.