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Complaint Against New Jersey Governor Dropped After Apology

A New Jersey citizen has withdrawn a complaint against the state's governor John Corzine, after the governor apologized for failing to wear a seatbelt in a high-speed car crash.

Corzine issued the public apology on Monday, as he was released from the hospital with serious injuries sustained in the April 12 crash.

Corzine was a passenger in a state police vehicle that was going 146 kilometers an hour, far above the legal speed limit, when it was hit by another car. The governor sustained a broken leg, sternum, collarbone, and several broken ribs. He faces months of rehabilitation.

The New Jersey citizen had filed a complaint against the governor for his failure to wear a seat belt..

Corzine has yet to resume his duties as governor from acting governor Richard Codey, head of the state senate.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.