Monday, February 19, 2018

Fairfield Woman Arrested for DUI after Motor Vehicle Crash

Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Edith Zarillo (69) of Fairfield, N.J. for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence on August 16, 2013. At approximately 12:37 A.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by a Hollywood Avenue resident concerning a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred in the area of the Fairfield Recreation Complex. The vehicle involved had apparently left the roadway, struck a traffic sign and mailbox, and then fled the scene. Officers Frank Tracey, Jeffrey Dean, Christopher Hlubik and David Chabay were all immediately dispatched to the area.

It is alleged that the officers immediately observed fresh vehicle fluid in the street where the crash occurred. A trail of this fluid allegedly continued west on Hollywood Avenue. The officers followed the fluid which eventually led to a 2012 Ford Focus, with heavy damage that was parked in a Crestwood Drive residence. The officers allegedly found Zarillo in her driveway assessing the vehicle’s damage. It is also alleged that officers recovered the front license plate of the Ford at crash scene.

A field investigation, which included sobriety testing ultimately led to Zarillo’s arrest. She was transported to Fairfield police headquarters where additional testing was conducted. In addition to the DUI charge, Zarillo was also charged with failure to maintain a lane, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. She was eventually released on her own recognizance and given a date of August 22, 2013 to appear in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

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