TRENTON, N.J. – Officials say an off-duty New Jersey police officer behind the wheel of a car involved in a New York City wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend previously had his driver's license suspended for driving under the influence.
Motor Vehicle Commissioner spokeswoman Elyse Coffey says Linden Officer Pedro Abad had his license suspended for seven months starting Oct. 16, 2013.
A judge had found Abad was driving under the influence in Rahway and had refused to submit to a chemical test.
Abad was also cited in 2012 for using a cellphone while driving.
Abad was driving Friday when he, two other officers and a friend crashed into a tractor-trailer in Staten Island.
Abad remains in critical but stable condition. Investigators have applied for a warrant to test Abad's blood-alcohol level.