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Speeding Ticket Issued To Assemblyman

TRENTON, N.J. — After making an internal state police investigation, they found that the allegation that New Jersey State Assemblyman Nelson Albano (D-Vineland) was improperly issued a speeding ticket earlier this year was unfounded.

It was reported that before state police issued him a ticket on Feb. 21, Albano claimed that he is being targeted as a payback for going against health benefit and pension reforms approved by the Assembly; however, he admitted he had no proof to back up that assertion.

Meanwhile, the trooper who issued the citation claimed that the leaders of police union pressured him to make the ticket disappeared which police union denied.

Albano, a democrat and representative of the 1st Legislative District since 2006, had already withdrawn his complaint in late April. He did not give any comment on the issue. Albano did not respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.

But Tom Hester Jr., who acts as spokesman for Assembly Democrats, issued a statement on his behalf. He said that the issue commenced on the same month that the man who killed Assemblyman Albano’s son was released from jail and the Assemblyman suffered heart attack. Hester said that there is no reason to make a fuss about it as the Assemblyman apologized and paid the fine and so there is no need to further comment on this issue.

Police claimed that Albano was traveling on a speed of 71 mph in a 55 mph zone when he was apprehended Feb. 21 on Route 29 in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, by trooper Randy Pangborn. At the time, the Assemblyman was on his way to the Statehouse to attend Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address.

Six days after it happened, Albano addressed a letter to state police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes, stating that Pangborn singled him out from among the moptorists, treated him like a criminal and detained him from official business. However, Albano admitted he was not late for Christie’s speech.

The traffic stop event was captured by a camera inside the trooper’s patrol car. The video showed that the trooper was respectful, calm, never raised his voice and had the lawmaker on his way in just eight minutes.

Pangborn disregarded the vehicle’s temporary registration and even apologized for writing the ticket. But refused Albano’s request for a break which he politely told him to call the court.

After word of Albano’s complaint became public in April, he apologized for asking the trooper to not issue him a ticket.

At the time, Albano said he would pay the fine but emphasized that he was not using his elected position for a special favor; but as a motorist has the right to make his kind of request.

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Source: CBS News

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