MONTVILLE — John Sun, aged 57, from Pine Brook, found himself in police custody on February 6, 2024, on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Fairfield Police Department received a 911 call at 10:24 p.m. reporting a white Tesla swerving off Route 46 West onto the center median. Officer Jayson Sickles promptly responded to the call and located the vehicle.
Upon arrival, Officer Sickles noted the vehicle’s erratic movements and failure to maintain its lane. Bringing the vehicle to a halt, he discovered Sun as its sole occupant. Sun exhibited signs of impairment, such as the scent of alcohol and slurred speech. Notably, the damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle aligned with the earlier report of it leaving the roadway.
Based on these observations, Sun underwent field sobriety testing, resulting in his arrest. He was then transported to the Montville Police Headquarters for processing while his vehicle was impounded as per New Jersey law. Sun declined to provide breath samples at the headquarters, contravening state law requirements.
Facing multiple charges, including drunk driving, refusal to undergo breath testing, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, careless driving, reckless driving, and other motor vehicle violations.
According to Officer Stacy Chiarolanza, the Public Information Officer for the Fairfield Police Department, Sun was released pending his court appearance at the Fairfield Municipal Court scheduled for February 22, 2024.
Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the individual(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.