Authorities announced the arrest of Patrick Maurikos, 65, of Garfield on a charge of Assault by Auto.
According to police, on September 30th, at approximately 8:39 p.m., the Garfield Police Department received multiple reports of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Midland Avenue near its intersection with Banta Avenue.
Upon responding to the scene, officers located and treated a male victim who had been struck by Maurikos’ vehicle.
Due to injuries suffered during the collision, the victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently in critical but stable condition.
As a result of the investigation, Maurikos was arrested and charged with one count of Assault by Auto and one count of Driving While Intoxicated.
Maurikos was transported to Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.
These charges are merely accusations, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.