Maldjian’s attorney: “There was no corona party”

John Maldjian photo via facebook

John P. Maldjian, the Rumson man charged with reckless endangerment and other charges related to violating Governor Phil Murphy’s social distancing orders, has hired one of New Jersey’s top criminal defense attorneys to defend him against the disorderly persons charges filed by the Rumson Police.

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Rumson emulates Lakewood

UPDATE: John P. Maldjian, a 54 year old attorney, was the host of the party. He has been charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and two separate charges related to violating the emergency orders, as well as with two Rumson Borough ordinance violations.

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A group of about 30 Rumson residents held a Lakewood style corona party at a Black Point Road home on Saturday evening, according to a facebook post by the Borough’s Police Department.

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Rumson Cop Who Beat DWI Charge Is Suing To Get His Job Back


Damien Brennan

Damien Brennan, a former Rumson Police Sergeant, is asking the Monmouth County Superior Court to force the Borough and its Police Department to give him his gun and badge back.

Brennan, 38 of Howell, was terminated on August 11 of this year after an Internal Affairs inquiry into the single-car traffic accident he had on in the early hours of September 20, 2014 when he left the Dublin House in Red Bank to report to his off-duty assignment protecting Bruce Springsteen’s unoccupied Rumson home.   According to reports on RedBankGreen, Brennan crashed his Chevy Camaro into a dumpster behind Fisher Diamonds at the corner of White and Broad Streets.

The Red Bank Police charged Brennan with DWI.   He pleaded guilty to Reckless Driving and received a 60 day drivers license suspension after his attorney, Peter O’Mara, argued that the blood sample evidence taken at Riverview Medical Center after the accident should be ruled inadmissible because the Red Bank Police did not obtain a warrant for the blood, according to RedBankGreen.

In his suit against Rumson, Brennan blamed his car accident on Meniere’s Disease, a disorder of unknown cause that manifests with spontaneous  episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear, and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear.

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Posted: September 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »