Regional Briefs – September 13, 2018

 

Former Gov. Chris Christie Dedicates Road Named For Him

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has helped dedicate a new road that’s named after him.

Christie was a passenger in a vintage car that made the first trip Wednesday on Governor Chris Christie Drive, an access road to Central Park of Morris County.

The Republican politician lives in nearby Mendham Township and served in the county government in the mid-1990s.

The road isn’t the first thing in New Jersey to be named after Christie. A new vocational high school in Essex County named its public safety center after him earlier this year.

Police Crack Down On Teens Doing Bike Stunts In Traffic

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are cracking down on teen bicyclists who weave in and out of traffic.

Logan Township police wrote in an online post Monday that they have received multiple complaints about a trend called “swerving.” Police say the stunt involves riding into the path of traffic while performing tricks.

Logan police say the practice breaks state laws and is dangerous. The department says officers will cite juveniles who ride bikes in traffic and contact their parents.