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At Least One Reportedly Injured In Woodbridge…

...Enjoy the Ride!

Woodbridge Councilman Kyle Anderson was arrested. Was he a scofflaw?

In part of his statement to MyCentraljersey.com, Woodbridge Councilman Kyle Anderson said:... "Let’s slow down and enjoy the ride.’’

Having just reviewed the DVD of Mr. Anderson's arrest and transport to Woodbridge department's HQ, it can be seen, sadly, that Mr. Anderson did not enjoy the ride!

It was Patch Woodbridge that first broke the story of the councilman's arrest.  And despite the councilman’s stated believe in his post on Patch. com (and surely to his chagrin) that neither the Star-Ledger nor the Home News Tribune would run a story regarding his arrest, both news outlets did. Kudos to both news services for their follow up on the story.

For those who may have missed it, on December 4, 2012, Councilman Anderson, at the Woodbridge Town Council meeting, announced to those in attendance and to the TV 35 camera, that he had been arrested by the Woodbridge police.  That arrest, for Contempt of Court- MV Violations, occurred on November 13, 2012.  As the records indicate, the councilmen failed to pay a speeding ticket he received from another municipality in July 2012. After being arrested, the councilman was released after posting bail in the amount of $195.00.

While some may feel the councilman’s public admission of his arrest was an “upfront” thing to do, one can also wonder why the councilman did not make that announcement at the November 20th council meeting; just seven days after his arrest.  Perhaps, once he became aware that news of his arrest was being looked into by those outside the McCormac administration, his December 4th forthcoming was a pre-emptive political ploy.

The genesis of the councilman’s legal entanglement and public embarrassment may have been a speeding ticket, but as the councilman stated to the press, he should be held to a higher standard.  In his position as town councilman, a position that affords him the privilege of voting on local laws, regulations, administration expenditures, including the township’s $125,000,000 municipal budget, he is absolutely correct in that statement. Accordingly, the public has ever right to wonder if a person, in his high position, cannot handle his legal and financial affairs in a timely manner, how can he be trusted to handle theirs!

For the record, the DVD showing Mr. Anderson’s stop and arrest (which I will not make public) by members of the Woodbridge PD, shows that while those officers knew Mr. Anderson is a member of the Woodbridge Town Council, they, however reluctantly, did their sworn duty.  In that connection, the residents of Woodbridge Township can and should take great pride in that part of their local government. This community has a PD to be proud of!

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Ken Russo December 19, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Mr. Maras' public tirades against anything McCormac, as well as his embarrassing behavior at council meetings, are some of the primary reasons I quit as a Ward Chair and committee member of the local Republican Organization. His actions and behavior are also preventing many current members from participating in organization events. In addition, there are many Woodbridge residents who would like to join, but are reluctant to because they don't want to associate with an organization that embraces this type of rhetoric. As if we don't have enough of this on the national scene. Until the current Executive Board of the WTRO realizes this type of rhetoric and behavior does not reflect well on them, they will continue to be a dysfunctional group, with no hope of attracting the member base needed to accomplish good things, or any hope of fielding competitive candidates.
Tom Maras December 19, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Still deflecting and protecting one of the pack, with MP's help. Hearing liberal views always helps conservative know how 'right' we are. My heart, prayers and more are with all who have suffered from man-made and natural tragedies. I have seen them, first-hand, in many parts of the world. They never fail to touch my heart. I have never failed to respond, in the best way I could, to them. End of that story. Just imagine a society where non-elected people (citizens) could not hold their elected official accountable for their actions. If you can't, try living in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the like, them get back to me
Tom Maras December 20, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Always nice to hear from the WTRO's former version of Maxwell Smart. You know, the guy that loved to say: "I missed by just that much"! Like your bid for a council seat in the primary. Obviously, going liberal has not improved your aim! How's that shift in political ideology working out for you these days?
slyfox1961 December 21, 2012 at 07:09 PM
@marass: where are Ms. Ponce's views liberal? And didn't you just deny being a conservative Tea Party member, and state that you are a moderate during a recent debate on another post? Which are you, a moderate or a conserviative? Or do you flip flop to suit your needs.
Tom Maras December 21, 2012 at 08:35 PM
@slyfox1961 And didn't you just forget your admonishment of me for forgetting Ms. Bell's admonishment of all for name calling! While I believe a little "TEA" is good for all, one dosen't have to be a member of the Party to appreciate a cup of tea, on occasion. As to Ms. Ponce, tell her to add a choirs of "Hearts & Flowers" to her next post. Liberals love that so!

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