Police & Fire

Three Car Crash at Jack’s Friendly Sunoco in Fairfield Leads to Arrest of North Caldwell Woman

Stock photo of Jack's Friendly Sunoco Credits: Jeff Curley


FAIRFIELD, NJ - Monday, at approximately 7:42 p.m., Fairfield Police Officers Christopher Nicholas and Frank Tracey were dispatched to the area of the A Plus Sunoco station, located at 152 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, to investigate a three-car motor vehicle crash that took place in the station’s parking lot.

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The initial investigation revealed that the operator of a 2012 Cadillac, later identified as Marianne Lyons, of North Caldwell, allegedly struck two parked vehicles in the lot. During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that the 55-years old Lyons was unable to perform field sobriety tests administered by Officer Nicholas which ultimately led to her arrest.

Lyons was transported to police headquarters and eventually charged with:
  • Driving while intoxicated

  • Driving while intoxicated within a school zone

  • Careless driving

The North Caldwell resident was eventually released on her own recognizance and given an initial court appearance date of Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Fairfield Municipal Court.

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