Former Mattapoisett Police Chief Not Guilty of Drunk Driving
Former Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons was found not guilty Friday of operating under the influence following a bench trial in Falmouth District Court.
According to SippicanWeek.com, Judge Thomas Barrett concluded the evidence presented did not prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Lyons, however, was found responsible for a marked lanes violation, and was ordered to pay a $100 fine.
Lyons was arrested on July 17 of last year following a traffic stop on Route 28 in Bourne, when just before 11 p.m. a state trooper pulled her over and administered a field sobriety test after the trooper said she was driving erratically.
She was a member of the Mattapoisett Police Department for 36 years, with 21 years as chief. She was also the first female president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.