According to Fairfield Chief Anthony Manna, at about 3:07pm, the BMW crashed through a large cinder block portion of the exterior wall. Officer Brian Holzmann responded to the scene and found Catania unconscious behind the wheel.
Atlantic Ambulance and the Fairfield Fire Department also responded and EMS administered NARCAN which is believed to have assisted with Catania’s recovery. Police then accompanied him to Chilton Hospital for further evaluation.
"Catania allegedly consumed a quantity of heroin
while in or around the Dunkin Donuts located on
Passaic Avenue in Fairfield," commented the Chief.
"He then drove through the rear driveway of the Dunkin Donuts, which is also shared with the Goddard School."
"Surveillance video shows the BMW stopping for about five minutes in the parking lot of the nursery school just before the vehicle is seen accelerating across Little Falls Road, nearly striking two passing vehicles."
"I was in the store when it happened,"
commented Michele Chiaia.
"Inside the store it sounded like an explosion.
The wall was hit which caused
all the frozen pizzas to fly out of the freezers.
It was very scary.
I hope the driver is ok, it looks really really bad."
After investigating the incident, Holzmann charged Catania with:
He is scheduled for an initial appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on July 13.
“Thankfully, no one else was injured during this incident