Former Union City Mayor Rudy Garcia’s license suspended following DWI in Hoboken

HUDSON COUNTY – Former Assemblyman and Union City Mayor Rudy Garcia had his license suspended for 90 days in Hoboken court this week, stemming from a driving while intoxicated charge from Sept. 15, according to a report on
In court, Garcia’s attorney, Christopher Patella of Bayonne, showed repair records for Hoboken’s Breathalyzer machine that indicate that the machine may not have been working correctly when Garcia’s blood alcohol level was measured, according to the article. In the end, Garcia pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated based on “observation only,” according to the report.
Garcia once also served as the attorney for the Hoboken Housing Authority board. He is currently a partner in a lobbying firm in Trenton.

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