Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Campos to Court: Not guilty!

Hoboken City Councilman Chris Campos appeared in court in New York City yesterday for a hearing on his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. The Manhattan District Attorney's office offered him a deal to plead guilty to a lesser charge, which Campos rejected. Its seems that Campos is willing to roll the dice and take this case to trial. If convicted, Campos could face a $1000 fine, 1 year in jail and loss of his drivers license for 1 year.

The fallout from Campos's arrest has now hit the New York City police officer that pulled him over. According to the New York Daily News, Police Officer Joseph Liotta, who was recorded allegedly asking a Hoboken police sergeant if he should release Campos or have him spend the night as "a guest of the City," has been transferred to administrative duty and had his gun and badge taken while an Internal Affairs investigation proceeds.

We think its safe to say that no member of the NYPD will make a "courtesy call" on behalf of a New Jersey politician again.

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