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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 27, 2014
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 27, 2014
†Former police officer sentenced in auto fatality
††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey
announced that an ex-North
††††††††† In addition, Keith R. Buckley (DOB 7/30/68) must serve two full years in prison before he can be eligible for parole in the death of Lt. Christopher Zerby in 2008.
was imposed in
The judge also ruled that Buckley will forfeit his job and his police pension and will never again hold public employment.
The sentence was imposed after Buckley pleaded guilty on November 13, 2013 to a count of official misconduct, admitting he endangered the safety of the public and endangered the life of Lt. Zerby.
††††††††† Buckley pleaded guilty under an agreement reached with
Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
††††††††† Buckley was charged after it was determined that he drove Lt. Zerby in a rented 2006 Dodge Viper on Route 130 in North Brunswick during work hours and crashed into a utility pole at 11:06 a.m. on August 12, 2008.
Lt. Zerby was pronounced dead at