NJ Politics Digest: Rodriguez-Gregg Curses Out the Cops

Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg. New Jersey Legislature

Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg called cops “f—ing a—holes” and reminded them she was a state lawmaker as she was arrested in April on DWI charges, a newly released video shows.

The Trentonian got a copy of police bodycam footage of the incident, and it shows an irate Rodriguez-Gregg (R-Burlington) cursing out police who search her car for marijuana. She had been rear-ended by another driver and police didn’t find any pot. She was charged with DWI, obstruction and reckless driving. After refusing to take a field sobriety test, a blood test showed she had alcohol in her system, according to the report.

Rodriguez-Gregg, the first Hispanic Republican woman elected to the state Legislature, dropped out of the race for her re-election in August. She didn’t mention the arrest when making the announcement. But one can imagine the attack ads Democrats could have made from this tape:

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Polls show Phil Murphy running away with the New Jersey governor’s race, but Murphy and other speakers warned Democrats on Friday to not get cocky about the massive lead during their annual state committee conference in Atlantic City. Kim Guadagno, meanwhile, launched two TV campaign ads that attack Murphy and repeat her pledge to cut property taxes.

Quote of the Day: “You’re dealing with a sitting assemblywoman. Everyone’s going to hear about this sh–.” — Assemlywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg to police who arrested her.

Wedding Announcements: Two New Jersey political weddings got write-ups in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Assemblyman Raj Mukherji got married over the weekend, as did Marshall Spevak — chief of staff to Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo — who tied the knot with Andrea Katz, associate general counsel for Assembly Democrats.

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NJ Politics Digest: Rodriguez-Gregg Curses Out the Cops