A New Jersey police chief charged with drunk driving last month lay with his pants down on the street next to his pickup truck – and responding officers mocked him until they realized who he was, a report said.
Bordentown Township Police Chief Brian Pesce was found on the ground in nearby Hamilton after a 911 caller reported that a “drunk” driver had “driven all over the place” and nearly hit a mailbox, according to documents showing the NJ.com received first.
“He’s killing someone,” the caller warned the pickup driver.
She called back to say the truck had stopped and the driver was “down in the middle of the road … He’s so forgotten,” the report said.
The 23-year-old police veteran was then seen late on April 22 in bodycam footage laid out on the ground behind the truck.
“Keys in the middle of the street; Cell phone in the middle of the street,” says one of the responding officers with a hearty chuckle.
Noticing a wet patch on the ground, the same officer suggests with obvious disgust that he “stepped on his tire and then spilled something,” according to the footage.
The police chief claimed he was 35 – even though he’s 46 – then muttered, “What’s the problem?”
“You’re sleeping in the middle of the street,” one replies, while the other says, “Your pants are down.”
When a police officer asks if he’s diabetic, Pesce says, “Not at all” — and the officer replies, “Probably the wrong answer.”
After the snippy exchange, one of the officers searches Pesce’s vehicle and finds his police badge — noting, “Ohh,” NJ.com said, referring to over an hour of footage the site obtained.
Both officers then turn off their cameras, the outlet said — with a markedly different tone when the cameras turn back on, with Pesce now referred to as “boss,” the outlet noted.
As he is escorted into an ambulance with an apparent head wound, the Chief sounds confused as he says, “I was driving? … I wasn’t going anywhere.”
Pesce was charged with five traffic offenses, including drunk driving, reckless and careless driving, failure to report an accident and leaving the scene with property damage, the report said.
Pesce, who had been chief since 2018, was placed on limited duty in the department.
He got the top job after launching an internal lawsuit against his then-boss Frank Nucera, who is due this week to serve a 28-month sentence on hate crime charges, NJ.com noted.
Nucera – who allegedly used the N-word and compared blacks to ISIS – was convicted of lying to federal authorities who questioned him about an attack on a black teenager in custody.
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