TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2017
ROBERT MARION OF MOONACHIE, NJ CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND HINDERING APPREHENSION
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of ROBERT M. MARION (DOB: 03/22/1951; single, unemployed) of 3 West 5th Street, Moonachie, New Jersey on charges of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Hindering Apprehension. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Vincent QUATRONE and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief of Detectives Robert ANZILOTTI.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at approximately 7:43 p.m., the Lodi Police Department received multiple reports of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Route 46 East, west of the intersection with Christopher Street, in the Borough of Lodi. Upon responding to the scene, officers located and treated the victim, Richard Maloney, who had been struck by a motor vehicle which had ultimately fled the scene. Due to injuries suffered during the collision, Mr. Maloney was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently in stable condition. The ensuing investigation revealed that the fleeing vehicle was being operated by Robert MARION.
As a result, Robert MARION was arrested and charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:12-1.1, a third degree crime and Hindering Apprehension in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3.3, a fourth degree crime. MARION is scheduled for a first to appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations, and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the Lodi Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.