(Updated 9:20 a.m. July 19) — This article has been updated to show that the Mattapoisett Police Department declined to comment.

MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Chief of Police Mary Lyons has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violations after she was pulled over Saturday night in Bourne.

State police said that at 10:52 p.m. Saturday, a trooper pulled over a Lexus after it was being driven erratically on Route 28 North in Bourne.

Police identified the driver as 61-year-old Mary Lyons of Mattapoisett.

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A 35-year veteran of the department, Lyons became chief in 2001 and was named as the first female president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in 2009.

The trooper administered a field sobriety test after "making observations" of the driver, ultimately finding her to be intoxicated, according to State Police.

She was booked at the Bourne Barracks on an OUI liquor charge as well as a marked lanes violation.

Lyons was later released on personal recognizance pending arraignment in Falmouth District Court, according to state police.
The Mattapoisett Police Department has declined to comment on the matter.

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