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Driver, 20, surrenders on charges of trying to run down Fair Lawn police officer

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 20-year-old Fair Lawn man turned himself in to police who were searching for him for trying to run down a borough police officer.

Adam Vivat remained held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.

CLIFFVIEW PILOT broke the exclusive story last Wednesday night after police said Vivat aimed his car at Officer Juan Rodriguez, who was checking out a suspicious vehicle report on Essex Street.

His name was withheld while he remained at large.

Rodriguez spotted Vivat trying to hide what appeared to be drugs in a gray 2010 Mazda on the dead end street.

Vivat then “U-turned at the dead end of Essex Place and directed his vehicle at P.O. Rodriguez before fleeing west onto Morlot Avenue,” Sgt. Brian Metzler said this morning.

Rodriguez was able to avoid the fleeing vehicle and was not injured.

Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Vivat, who has an arrest history.

They located the Mazda on 14th Street and impounded it.

Vivat turned himself in over the weekend and was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, illegal weapons possession and reckless driving, while receiving summonses for failing to stop at a stop sign, careless driving, disregarding a police officer’s signal to stop, making an improper U-turn and failing to signal, Metzler said.


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