An Elizabeth firefighter who serves on the city’s school board was charged with careless driving and driving under the influence, after allegedly crashing his car into another vehicle in Linden.
On Oct. 15, police responded to a report of an accident at the intersection of South Park Avenue and Route 1.
A 56-year-old Roselle woman, the driver of the Chevy, was treated for minor injuries at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, police said.
Edward Kologi, Nina’s lawyer, said he is still gathering evidence related to the charges and the case could take several months to resolve.
Nina has a court appearance tentatively scheduled for Nov. 20.
“We will vigorously defend any allegations of inappropriate or unlawful conduct by Mr. Nina,” Kologi said.
The school district and municipal fire officials had no comment, except to say that no action would be taken prior to a resolution of pending litigation.
State records show Nina earns an annual salary of $88,640 for his job as an Elizabeth firefighter. Members of the Board of Education serve without compensation.
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