Mt Arlington, NJ Ofc. Joseph Wargo
ROXBURY ó A veteran Mount Arlington police officer died this morning in a motor vehicle crash after being hit by a driver under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
Officer Joseph Wargo, 38, was on routine patrol and driving east on Interstate 80 shortly after midnight, said Capt. Jeffrey Paul, spokesman for the prosecutorís office.
Michael Cassella, 29, of Howell, was intoxicated and driving west on Route 80 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his Mitsubishi Lancer, crossed the median, near Exit 30, and slammed into Wargo's marked police car, Paul said.
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