Sergeant Steven Pelligra, a veteran of the NJ State Police, was arrested last week and charged with DWI-DUI, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, and related offenses. His arrest followed a two-vehicle accident that occurred in Hackettstown. He has been suspended from duty without pay.
At the time of the crash, Pelligra was off duty and traveling north in his Nissan Frontier when his truck hit the driver’s side of a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix going south. Pelligra fled from the scene after the accident. He later refused to give a breath sample.