New Jersey Cop Gets Probation For Attack On Boston College Hockey Player

BOSTON (AP) - A New Jersey police officer who pleaded guilty to his role in an unprovoked attack on a Boston College hockey player in a pizza shop could have the charge dismissed if he fully complies with conditions of a two-year probationary period.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Hunt, of Barrington, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and battery in the attack on Kevin Lohan at about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. Lohan needed his jaw wired shut for three weeks.

The judge continued the case, meaning charges will be dismissed if Hunt remains alcohol and drug-free, undergoes anger management, and pays Lohan about $2,600 in restitution.

Hunt is an officer in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Lohan is no longer on BC's hockey roster. Another man charged in the attack faces trial in February.

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