Authorities say a Jersey City police officer was driving more than twice the speed limit and ran a red light at the time of the March 2 collision that led to his eventual arrest and suspension from the force.
The information about the incident involving Lt. Raymond J. Mahan, 56, is found in a criminal complaint made available by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Mahan made his first court appearance on charges related to the collision last week.
The document says Mahan’s speed was assessed based on the crash scene investigation, surveillance video and witness interviews. It also says documentation from the police department shows the off-duty officer “was not authorized to be in possession of the vehicle at the time of the crash.” He also had a passenger in the car who refused medical attention, according to the police report.
The collision happened just before 4 a.m. at Kennedy Boulevard and Bartholdi Avenue, an area where the speed limit is 25 miles-per-hour.