Plan to rename road makes moms MADD

February 12, 2008 1:21:16 PM PST
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is upset about a plan to name Route 23 after a former Congressman who seriously injured two people while driving drunk.The group wants Governor Corzine to block the already-approved measure to name the northern New Jersey roadway after former U.S. Rep. Robert A. Roe.

The former lawmaker was convicted of driving drunk when he crashed into a minivan in Rockaway Township in 1993, seriously injuring a woman and her 15-year-old daughter.

A Corzine spokesman says the governor was unaware of the accident when he signed a bill approving the renaming last month. Now, to undo the first bill, a second one will have to be passed.

Roe declined comment through his attorney.