A North Brunswick police officer admitted in court on November 13 to joyriding on duty in a sports car that killed his passenger and fellow officer in August of 2008 in Middlesex County. Keith Buckley pleaded guilty to official misconduct and admitted to driving a high-powered Dodge Viper on August 12, 2008 while on duty and “intentionally speeding.”
Buckley was joyriding with fellow officer Christopher Zerby while on duty when he lost control of the rented sports car on Route 130 and collided into a utility pole. Zerby was killed in the accident. Buckley had borrowed the car from his brother to drive it during lunchtime. Buckley is now charged with two indictments of second-degree vehicular homicide and official misconduct. A 19-year veteran of the force at the time of the collision, Buckley must forfeit the right to hold public office or a public job, resign from the police department and may have to forfeit his police pension.
According to the prosecutor in the case, the intersection of Route 130 and Route 1 where Buckley’s accident occurred is “one of the busiest in Middlesex County.”
Fatal car accidents can leave loved ones under intense emotional, physical and financial strain. When a negligent driver recklessly kills a loved one, those left behind are entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering.
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Spevack’s Did You Know: According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there were 54 fatal car accidents in Middlesex County in 2012.
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