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.