N.J. State Police trooper charged in undercover ID crash avoids jail, wants pension

TRENTON — After State Police Detective Sgt. William Billingham smashed his unmarked car into an SUV on a state highway in Camden County in 2009, he told his fellow troopers he fell asleep at the wheel.

They never tested him for alcohol and took down a fake name from the detective’s undercover ID on police reports, keeping the other driver in the dark.

An internal investigation later found Billingham had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit. When the scandal became public, it sparked a crackdown on DWI investigations involving troopers and a big, taxpayer-funded lawsuit settlement.

But records obtained by NJ Advance …read more

Source: NJ.com Camden

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