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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has denied a defense request to suppress the blood-alcohol test results of a former New Jersey police officer charged in a fatal wrong-way crash on New York's Staten Island last year.
Justice Stephen Rooney ruled Tuesday that a warrant used to obtain samples from 29-year-old Pedro Abad was supported by probable cause.
Prosecutors say Abad was drunk when he collided with a tractor trailer on the West Shore Expressway in the morning hours of March 20, 2015. Two passengers in Abad's car were killed, including a fellow Linden, New Jersey officer. Abad has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case.
Abad's attorney says he's waiting on test results to determine whether his client's blood contained traces of the date-rape drug GHB.
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