STATE — Another relative running afoul of the law raises questions about Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, who is employed at taxpayer expense as a $110,000 per year as a Union County undersheriff.
The politician’s cousin, Morristown Council President John Cryan, was arrested over the weekend on charges of getting drunk and assaulting a police officer.
A police statement said three people struggled with Cryan to prevent him from driving after he left a local tavern “highly intoxicated.”
Police reportedly found Cryan on the ground in the tavern parking lot “acting in a disorderly manner.”
Cryan was taken to the emergency room of Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he “became combative and assaulted an officer,” according to the police statement.
The assemblyman’s father, John Cryan, was indicted on corruption charges in 1979 while he was Essex County Sheriff.
Another John Cryan, the assemblyman’s son, was jailed last year for violating the terms of a probation sentance handed down after he brutally beat a motorist using a baseball bat while two friends pummelled the victim with their fists and feet.