Assemblyman Paul Moriarty Releases Video of His DWI Arrest

The state legislator and his attorney held a press conference Friday to release video from his arrest in July, NBC-10 Philadelphia reported.

State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty and his attorney on Friday released video of his July 31 arrest on drunken-driving charges, claiming the video 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. 

Moriarty was arrested after he was pulled over in Washington Township, Gloucester County, 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. 

Last month, Gloucester Township Patch's parent company, Patch Media Corp., filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court seeking access to police dashboard camera footage of the traffic stop. 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. 

Click here to view the video on the NBC-10 website.

Bob October 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Hey Paul, the video doesn't start until the Officer activates his lights which is AFTER you cut him off. Stop trying to have your case heard in the press. All you are doing is defaming the Officer and giving him a HUGE lawsuit against you. If your attorney doesn't know that, fire him!
Big Daddy 1 October 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM
The video doesn't play and I can't get the email auther screen to come up from behind the blank screen. Would love to see it.
Sean McCullen (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM
You can view the video by clicking the link to NBC-10. We're experiencing some technical difficulties with the site/embed code.
Joe October 22, 2012 at 05:40 PM
It really doesn't matter why he was stopped, he could have been standing in line at Burger King. If the officer says he smelled booze after seeing him drive up and requests the test he must take the test or he's guilty. How do you like your law now Paul? Didn't anyone read the article that said the Cops admitted they were tipped off that he had been drinking?
Michael October 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I dont really care what the video show. He passed the law that applies to the rest of us, if you refuse a BAC, you are guilty of DUI. The law doesnt say if the cop was out of line you get a get out of jail free card. it says that if you refuse, you lose. It's Moriarity's law, he should be well aquainted with it. He refused, he's guilty.
elvin ramos October 24, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I d like to get the publicity ur getting Mr.Moriarty in mine it was an off duty police officer who haunted me down he assaulted me with nun chucks broke my car window he walks away I get arrested for what he does to me like to here ur comments on this one boricumbia@optonline.net


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