Stripper may have given date-rape drug to off-duty N.J. cop prior to Staten Island fatal wrong-way crash, says lawyer

An off-duty New Jersey cop facing vehicular homicide charges for a fatal wrong-way crash along a Staten Island road said a dancer at a strip club may have slipped him a date-rape drug that impaired him before he got behind the wheel..

Linden Officer Pedro Abad’s lawyer told a Staten Island judge Thursday that a stripper may have slipped him the date-rape drug GHB before the March crash.

The collision killed Abad’s pal Joseph Rodriguez, 28, who was in the front passenger seat of the Honda Civic and Frank Viggiano, 28, another Linden police officer, who was seated in the back.

Abad’s partner, Patrick Kudlac, 23, was seriously injured but survived.

Prosecutors said Abad, who pleaded not guilty last month, crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer after leaving the Curves strip club. Tests later showed the officer’s blood alcohol content was 0.24% — three times the legal limit of 0.08%.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/date-rape-drug-caused-fatal-staten-island-crash-article-1.2416961

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