Mattapoisett Police Chief Faces Drunken Driving Charge

Mattapoisett has placed its police chief on administrative leave after she was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

Chief Mary Lyons was arrested Saturday night in Bourne. Massachusetts State Police said the 61-year-old was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and was cited for a marked lanes violation.

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The agency said a state police trooper saw a Lexus SUV driving erratically just before 11 p.m. on Saturday on Route 28. The trooper administered Lyons a field sobriety test after pulling over her vehicle.

She was released pending her arraignment Monday in Falmouth District Court. Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Lorenco announced Lyons' leave later in the day.

Lyons didn't respond to an email seeking comment.

This article was originally published on July 19, 2021.