Records: Trooper tried to pay woman not to report crash

Records: Trooper tried to pay woman not to report crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police records show an on-duty New Jersey state trooper accused of driving drunk had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway last month.

Documents obtained by NJ.com through an open records request showed Sgt. 1st Class Michael Roadside's blood-alcohol level was 0.16 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

The driver of the other car claimed the trooper offer her $1,000 if she agreed not to report the incident.

Roadside was charged with DWI, careless driving and an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. He remains suspended without pay.

His attorney, Robert Ebberup, says his client was a dedicated trooper for about 29 years and isn't commenting on the allegations.

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