A Jersey City councilwoman is facing calls for her resignation after being allegedly caught on a traffic camera crashing into a bicyclist and continuing on her way.
Ann DeGise, a first-term, at-large city council member and the daughter of powerful Democrat Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, had the green light and did not appear to be the cause of the July 19 incident, according to officials. But the fact that she allegedly did not stop to see if Andrew Black, 31, was okay has stoked outrage in the city and among her council colleagues.—More…
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Video shows DeGise waited six hours to report hit-and-run; she says she’s not resigning
Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise waited six hours to report her hit-and-run crash that left an injured cyclist sprawled across a busy city street while she sped off, police department video footage obtained by The Jersey Journal reveals.
Just about the same time the video was released, DeGise, through a spokesman, answered calls for her resignation by saying she has no intention of stepping down from her at-large seat.—More…