How long will it take Stephen Morlino, a 54-year-old Newark school administrator running for the State Senate in the reliably Republican 30th district, to ask his opponent, incumbent Robert Singer, to voluntarily give up his license to drive?
This week, Singer, 60, agreed to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a pedestrian he hit with his SUV in 2005 for $1.175 million. He pleaded guilty to failing to yield to a pedestrian.
In 2001, Singer was involved in a fatal accident, although no charges were filed against the five-term Republican Senator from Ocean County. A 1991 accident involved "two intoxicated gentlemen who walked in front of my car," while a 2004 accident was deemed minor.