County Executive Candidate Acquitted of DUI Charge Due to Absent Officer
Craig Guy, the Democratic nominee for Hudson County Executive, faced a DUI charge in 2019. However, the municipal court records indicate a “not guilty” verdict. The incident occurred on Halloween 2019 when Guy was pulled over on the Turnpike northbound in Elizabeth at 10:19 p.m. He was subsequently charged with DUI and an unsafe lane change.
The trial, which took place two years post the traffic incident on Oct. 18, 2021, saw Guy and his attorney present in the Elizabeth municipal court. However, the Trooper named in the court documents was absent. Despite multiple attempts by the prosecutor to contact the Trooper, there was no response. Due to the Trooper’s absence, Judge Richard Obuch declared Guy not guilty.
Phil Swibinski, a spokesperson for Guy, stated that Guy was fully prepared to present expert testimony to prove his innocence if the trial had proceeded. He emphasized Guy’s commitment to safe driving practices and his dedication to enhancing the safety of Hudson County’s roads for all.