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NJ Police Boss Turns Self In, Gets Speeding Ticket

Associated Press

August 19, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s state police superintendent has been ticketed for speeding after turning himself in.

Col. Rick Fuentes was traveling northbound in an unmarked state police-issued black SUV on the Garden State Parkway on Friday morning when a trooper stopped him in Paramus, just northwest of New York City.

State police spokesman Capt. Gerald Lewis says Fuentes was going 75 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Lewis says the veteran trooper who stopped Fuentes didn’t realize he was pulling over another officer and didn’t issue a ticket. He says Fuentes later contacted his department’s Office of Professional Standards to report the stop and request a ticket, which will cost him $160.

Fuentes also will receive a written reprimand.

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