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Fair Lawn police release more info on Monday night crash

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Fair Lawn police today released additional details of a Monday night incident in which four parked cars were struck by an SUV driven by a drunken motorist.

As first reported by CLIFFVIEW PILOT , several cars were struck on Chandler Drive just before 8:30 p.m.

Area residents said five vehicles were hit, but Fair Lawn police today said the fifth was the driver’s 2009 Mercury, which that sustained “extensive damage to the front and side.”

The driver, 32-year-old Giuseppina Ciappina from Saddle Brook, “Ciappina lost control of her vehicle while negotiating the curve [onto Chandler Drive], striking the four (4) parked cars as a result,” Sgt. Richard Schultz said in this morning’s release.

Ciappina was charged with DWI and reckless driving and released “to the care of a friend,”  She is scheduled for a Feb. 27 Municipal Court hearing.

There were no reported injuries, Schultz said.

Thanks to our audience, CLIFFVIEW PILOT had the original story Monday night, as well as a brief folo the next morning — along with exclusive photos:

  • A Saddle Brook woman whose SUV slammed into no fewer than five other vehicles on a Fair Lawn street last night was charged with DWI, police said this morning. READ MORE….

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