MONTVALE, N.J. - Gov. Christie made a dramatic entrance at his son's baseball game Tuesday - in a state police helicopter.

Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, landed on an adjacent field just before the game between Delbarton High School and St. Joseph's of Montvale in Montvale, the Newark Star-Ledger reported. Christie's oldest son, Andrew, is the starting catcher for Delbarton.

The Christies watched until the fifth inning. Play was stopped briefly while the helicopter took off.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said that the helicopter was used occasionally "as the schedule demands" but that the governor had been judicious in limiting its use. - AP