An Assemblywoman who represents part of Atlantic County had a profanity-laced encounter with police during her DWI arrest in April, seen in a recently released video.
The Trentonian posted the body camera footage Friday, which shows the April 28 incident where Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg was arrested after getting rear-ended at a traffic light around 3 a.m. on Route 73 in Mount Laurel, according to the report.
The Trentonian obtained the video through a public records request, according to the report.
In the video, police on the scene determine that the crash was not Rodriguez-Gregg's fault, but they return to her vehicle after saying they smelled marijuana coming from the car.
Rodriguez-Gregg is seen in the video denying that there is any marijuana in her vehicle, but says she had been smoking cigars.
The encounter escalates, police search Rodriguez-Gregg’s car and find a cigar. She was ultimately arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as obstruction and reckless driving, according to the report.
Rodriguez-Gregg continuously informs police that she’s an assemblywoman and fills a rant with profanities, seen in the video.
Rodriguez-Gregg, 35, of Medford, is the state’s first Hispanic Republican woman elected to the Assembly and announced earlier this year that she would not seek re-election, according to the report. She represents parts of Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties.
Rodriguez-Gregg's attorney Edward Kologi told The Trentonian that she was upset following the crash, and it escalated when the interaction was directed toward her.
The attorney also told The Trentonian her blood test came back positive for alcohol, but no marijuana was in her system, according to the report.