Posted Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

On Tuesday (Dec. 11), at about 6:51 p.m, Sgt. James DiStasio of the Borough of Mount Arlington Police Department was struck by a motor vehicle in the vicinity of 10 Howard Blvd.Morris Prosecutor: Mt. Arlington Police Officer Struck by Motor Vehicle

The incident involved a single motor vehicle and remains under investigation.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Sgt. DiStasio was involved in the routine investigation of an unrelated traffic incident at the time he was struck by the motor vehicle.  Sgt. DiStasio was transported to Morristown Medical Center.

No additional information will be released at this time, including the identity of any other persons involved and the extent of any injuries sustained by Sgt. DiStasio, as the investigation remains ongoing.

This matter is being investigated by the Mount Arlington Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit.

Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis said, “Officer DiStasio is a valued member of our Department and our Borough family. Please keep James in your thoughts and prayers at this time.”

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

Inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected]