According to reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Newark Star-Ledger New Jersey State Police are investigating an allegation that the trooper who was driving Gov. Jon Corzine's SUV two weeks ago when it crashed going 91 m.p.h. may have been distracted by e-mails sent to his mobile phone or BlackBerry.
It gets juicier.
The whole incident apparently got started when, as Berkeley Heights police sergeant Michael Mathis told the Star-Ledger yesterday, he sent an e-mail shortly before the crash to Governor Corzine's driver, Trooper Robert Rasinski.
Lt. Mathis said the emails confronted Rasinski over having a two-year affair with his wife, Susan. He said he enclosed a family photo as an attachment.
Harmful behavior on two counts:
The BlackBerry use while driving- 91 mph in this case.
And to make matters worse, Trooper Rasinski was driving Gov. Corzine to the Governor's Mansion in Princeton, where he was going to officiate at a meeting between the Rutgers women's basketball team and one newly fired, obnoxious talk show host.
Corzine is expected to recover his mobility.
Trooper Rasinski? Who knows, but I hear Target is looking for security guards.