Westfield police chose not to issue tickets at the scene of the January 28, 2018 accident. In the absence of tickets issued at the scene, Ashley Redding issued Complaints 2020-SC-004526, 004527, 004528, and 004529 for Provisional License Violation, Improper Turn, Failure to Properly Signal, and Careless Driving.
Court records obtained by The Fact of The Matter indicate that Ashley Redding was notified on March 6, 2018 of the pending court case being moved to Mountainside Municipal Court for disposition due to Westfield Judge Para Patel disqualifying himself in the case. Mrs. Redding was copied according to the letter.
Court documents also show that Mrs. Redding was notified again on March 14, 2018 that the case was transferred from Westfield Municipal Court to Mountainside and was scheduled for March 29, 2018.
The back of each summons under “Miscellaneous Information, Additional information and Judge’s Notes” indicates the victim was noticed and called, but not present in court. The back of each summons was signed by the Mountainside Municipal Court Judge.
Name and address of driver issued tickets being withheld due to age at time of accident.
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