Oakland, NJ - Bergen County’s director of safety and security has been suspended without pay after he allegedly drove drunk.
Michael R. Bradley, who is also the Bergen County director of the consumer affairs office, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Tuesday, 21 February, after police investigated a report of an erratic driver in a black Ford Explorer near Franklin Avenue and Ramapo Valley Road around 4:15 p.m.
The Explorer had sustained damage to the passenger-side mirror, reportedly from hitting a Franklin Avenue mailbox, according to police.
Police stopped Bradley, who lives in Wayne, on Ramapo Valley Road south.
In addition to driving while intoxicated, Bradley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in a school zone, improper turn from a marked turning course, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
“After learning late Tuesday about the pending charges, I suspended Director Michael Bradley without pay, effective immediately,” Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said in a statement.
“I have also ordered the Bergen County Inspector General to fully investigate his actions.”
"I expect all county employees to obey the law and exhibit responsible conduct," Tedesco said. "Anyone who fails to do so will be held accountable.”