Citing “additional discovery,” Robert Nolan, the attorney for recently retired Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons, requested and received a new pre-trial date of Thursday, September 30, while addressing Falmouth District Court on Tuesday morning. Nolan and Lyons were both present at court via Zoom.
On July 19, Lyons entered a not guilty plea to the charge of Operating Under the Influence in the wake of a July 17 arrest by Massachusetts State Police in Bourne on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence and a marked lanes violation on Route 28 north.
Lyons, 61, was placed on administrative leave after the arrest, from which she was release on personal recognizance. Nolan disputed the charges after Lyons’ arraignment and said he anticipates the case going to trial.
On August 5, the Town of Mattapoisett announced that Lyons had permanently left her position with the Select Board’s acceptance and approval of terms for her early retirement.
Since Lyons’ arrest, the town’s Police Department has been under the interim command of Captain Jason King.
By Mick Colageo