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Ex-NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey caught on making illegal U-turn

That’s not Bigfoot behind the wheel.

If you look real close, you’ll see former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey driving a Toyota Prius, snapped as he was making an illegal U-turn in Jersey City.

Witnesses reported seeing McGreevey, 66, impatiently pulling the illegal move just outside Lincoln Park, where an Eid al-Adha function was unfolding.

Thousands of Muslims attended the prayer event, making parking hard to find.

“He was in this long line of traffic, and made an illegal left into the bike lane to grab an available spot,” the witness behind the blurry shot described. “It was a ‘F–k this’ moment,’ where he just didn’t feel like dealing with the traffic.”

The witness said someone called out to the former governor, telling him “That’s a bike lane” intended “to keep bikers safe.” The witness said McGreevey hollered back, “Hey, I’m glad you care.’ Jim has operated his entire political career, thinking ‘I can do what I want whenever I want.’”

McGreevey, the witnesses said, briefly drove in the bike lane to get around a county-owned pickup truck.

McGreevey, a Jersey City mayoral candidate, acknowledged to The Post that’s him in the blurry picture.

“I apologize,” McGreevey said. “It was wrong — period.”

In January, the Jersey City council approved a resolution barring cars from using bike lanes or parking in them. Violators face a $175 fine if caught in the act.

McGreevey resigned as governor in 2004 when he famously came out as gay.



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