When I'm on the road I am constantly looking out for a driver not paying attention or impaired when I am approaching and entering an intersection.  Years ago I was struck and by a driver that blew through a stop sign, causing my SUV to flip over three times before coming to rest.  If not for my seat belt I am certain I would not be alive today.

The story posted earlier this week by the North Adams Police on their Facebook page is what reinforces my driving paranoia.  It is irresponsible people like the male arrested on Monday that needs to be locked up, giving help for his obvious addiction and face the consequences for his negligent disregard for human life and the law. 

There is no excuse for driving drunk...a four-time offender needs to have the book thrown at them.  Bagged for the forth time makes me wonder how many times he was not stopped and arrested when driving drunk.  I fell strongly that his name needs to be released by police.  He should not escape the wrath of the community as he continues to put our love ones lives in danger. 

Below is the North Adams Police post on their Facebook page…

North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts

Type: GENERAL INFORMATION
Subject: OUI 4th Offense Arrest
Date: July 20, 2020

On Monday July 20, 2020 officers assigned to the evening shift conducted a motor vehicle stop on Marshall Street due to a vehicle failing to stop at red light at the intersection of American Legion Drive and Main Street. Through interactions with the male operator, officers suspected the operator to be under the influence of alcohol. Officers began performing roadside field sobriety testing. The operator showed multiple signs of impairment and officers made the decision to place the operator under arrest. As officers attempted to place the operator in custody the male party took off running across Marshall Street towards the Subway on Main Street. After a brief foot pursuit officers were able to catch up to the party in front of the subway on Main Street. A brief struggle ensued but officers were quickly able to gain control of the party and place him in custody. All officers as well as the male party were uninjured. The male party was booked at the North Adams Police Department and was held on $7,500 bail. The male party is facing the following charges:

  • M.G.L. Chapter 89/9 – Stop/Yield, Fail to
  • M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 24/M – OUI-Liquor 4th Offense
  • M.G.L. Chapter 268 Section 32B – Resisting Arrest
  • M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 34/J – Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  • M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 9/B – Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  • M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 23/G – Attaching Plates

- North Adams Police Department

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