FLEMINGTON, NJ – A municipal court judge has dismissed each of the seven charges police filed nearly a year ago against resident Alan Brewer.
Sitting in Flemington Municipal Court, Judge Eric Perkins dismissed the charges Sept. 16, court records show.
Brewer, who is a candidate for Borough Council, had been charged with leaving the scene of an accident; failure to report an accident; careless driving; no liability insurance on a motor vehicle; and failure to produce a driver insurance card, “driver’s registration” and driver’s license.
The charges prompted Brewer to file notice of a potential $1 million claim against the borough earlier this year.
As TAPinto reported and according to the notice of claim filed with the borough, Brewer was charged after police said he backed into another vehicle at the VFW on Park Avenue and then “fled the scene.” It claims that the charges “were issued with malicious intent and complete disregard” of Brewer’s rights.
Contacted by phone today, Brewer was reluctant to discuss the outcome. “The judge’s decision speaks for itself,” he said.
When asked about the potential lawsuit, Brewer said, “As of today, no lawsuit has been filed, but I am weighing my options.”
According to the claim, Brewer invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and asked to speak with an attorney when police came to his home.
“The Officers threatened and coerced the Claimant into making a statement,” according to the document, and they never advised Brewer of his rights.
The claim states than in addition to numerous violations of his rights, police filed an “inaccurate and fraudulent” crash report, engaged in “civil conspiracy” and committed dozens of other illegal acts in connection with the crash.