Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Laura Godlesky (29) of Caldwell, N.J. for driving under the influence on January 28, 2023. On that date, at approximately 10:19 PM, the Fairfield police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a vehicle had just crashed into the fence on the property of the Essex County Airport located at 125 Passaic Avenue. It was reported that the vehicle was a white Nissan SUV and was smoking heavily.
As officers were responding to the scene, the 9-1-1 caller reported that the vehicle had made a U-turn and was now traveling north on Passaic Avenue. The caller remained behind the Nissan until the arrival of Officers Jayson Sickles, Luca Catania and Gia Gagliano. The vehicle was found disabled near 350 Passaic Avenue. It is alleged that Godlesky was observed exiting the driver’s seat and was the vehicle’s lone occupant.
Based upon the circumstances, field sobriety tests were administered. As a result, Godlesky was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for breath testing. Her vehicle was impounded pursuant to New Jersey law and for being disabled.
While at headquarters, it is alleged that Godlesky provided breath samples that indicated she was more than double the legal limit. In addition to being charged with driving under the influence, she was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and ten other motor vehicle offenses. She was released on her own recognizance pending an initial hearing in the Fairfield Municipal Court on February 9, 2023.
(It should be noted that the charges against Godleskyare merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until she either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Authorized by: Chief Anthony Manna