Three Fairfield Juveniles Taken into Custody after ATV Incident
Monday, August 19, 2013 • 5:31pm
FAIRFIELD, NJ - Three Fairfield juveniles, two of which were 12-years old and one who was 14-years old and whose identities are being withheld due to their ages, were taken into custody by the Fairfield Police Department on Sunday after they allegedly were observed by police that day operating all terrain vehicles (ATV) on the roadway.
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The ATVs then left the roadway and pulled into the driveway of a Farmstead Lane residence. One of the ATVs then struck a 1975 BMW that was parked in the driveway. It is then alleged that all of the occupants of the ATVs fled on foot. Two of the juveniles were found hiding in the area. The third later turned themselves in to the police, accompanied by a parent. The ATVs were impounded.
Not having the required registration
Improper display of registration
Being under the minimum operation age of 14
Operating an ATV on public street
Not wearing a helmet
Not having liability insurance
Not being an licensed operator
Failing to report an accident
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Over the last few months, the Fairfield Police Department has received an increased number of complaints of ATVs being operated on roadways and on other parcels of property where such operation is prohibited. Due to the inherent dangers posed by the improper or illegal operation of these vehicles, such as what is alleged to have occurred in this case, the officers will take strict enforcement actions against anyone apprehended for illegal operation of these vehicles.