Garfield Police Officer Charged With DWI
Officer Patrick R. Sajewicz with Garfield police was charged with DWI, assault by auto, reckless driving and careless motor vehicle operation after he drove into a building in Chester causing property destruction.
The officer had been sworn into the police department just over a week ago at a formal ceremony on Oct. 7.
22-year-old Sajewicz was driving a 2014 Infinity on 15 October when he allegedly failed to maintain control of his vehicle and crashed into a building. The building was located on Main Street in Chester.
There was a passenger riding in the vehicle with Sajewicz who suffered several injuries in the crash. According to the investigating officers, Sajewicz was allegedly driving while intoxicated.
An investigation was started to look into the matter by the Chester Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, as a result of which Sajewicz was arrested on Oct. 20.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chester Borough Police Chief David Jara released a statement with the charges against Sajewicz.
News Source: www.NorthJersey.com