DWI Prosecutor Plan Approved in Hillsborough
'First assistant prosecutor' duties would be revised as a specialized prosecution role.
The Hillsborough Township Committee introduced an ordinance to alter the workload of the twnship's assistant prosecutor, renaming the post the DWI special prosecutor, at Tuesday's meeting.
If approved on second reading, William Fox is set to be the first DWI Special Prosecutor, removing much of the workload for such charges from the desk of Prosecutor Frank Blandino.
The change follows last year's shared service agreement with Montgomery, combining the two townships' municipal court services. But with the increase in the DWI charges to prosecute—Hillsborough and Montgomery prosecuted a total of 117 DWI cases in 2012—the need for a more focused prosecutor increased.
Fox, who receives $40,000 as assistant prosecutor, will serve until Dec. 31, and could have his term extended for an additional year.