TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 2, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of PATRICK MAURIKOS (DOB: 1/10/1952; single; and employed as a sales representative) of 166 Outwater Lane, Garfield, New Jersey on a charge of Assault by Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Garfield Police Department under the direction of Chief Raymond Kovach, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief of Detectives Robert Anzilotti.
On Saturday, September 30, 2017 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 the 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, Patrick MAURIKOS was arrested and charged with one count of Assault by Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:12-1c, a second degree crime; and one count of Driving While Intoxicated, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. MAURIKOS was transported to Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the Garfield Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.