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Friday, February 8, 2019

Pedestrian run over when he takes shortcut underneath truck

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian who tried to take a shortcut by scooting underneath a parked tractor-trailer was critically injured when the driver started up the vehicle and drove away. Edison police say the 30-year-old Princeton man and a friend were walking back to a hotel around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when he decided to go under the truck that was stopped to refuel at a gas station. He was then struck by four rear tires and dragged about 10 feet. The truck driver, a Farmington Hills, Michigan resident who was unaware the man had been struck, drove away from the station and left the area. Authorities located him several hours later in Philadelphia and he returned to Edison and cooperated with investigators. The truck driver won’t face any charges, police said. The other pedestrian walked around the truck and was not struck.

Police: Groom assaulted teen waitress at wedding reception

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and later was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related offenses. An affidavit says the waitress had spurned Aimers’ advances during the reception. Police allege he followed her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her. He’s also charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police say he fought officers responding to a brawl at the reception. A worker alleged Aimers punched him after he tried to stop him from bringing alcohol outside. His attorney Louis Busico says Aimers “completely maintains his innocence on all charges.”