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Alleged Drunk Driver Involved in Road Rage Accident in Plymouth, Massachusetts May Have Caused Similar Accident in Marion
A Woods Hole, Massachusetts was charged by Plymouth Police on Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to yield after crashing into a car on Red Brook Road and Packard Street according to a report in the “Wicked Local Plymouth.” A Police Captain said that after crashing into the other car, the suspect allegedly staggered out of his vehicle and began yelling at the other driver.
Before police arrived, the suspect fled the scene. While the police were investigating the accident, they learned that the same driver and vehicle were involved in a car crash in Marion, Massachusetts after which he was charged with drunken driving.
In Massachusetts, driving under the influence is not only illegal, it can be very costly for a drunken driver who is also hurt. Read more about how an auto insurance company can refuse to pay medical bills for a driver who is caught driving drunk here.
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Rhode Island Boy, 10, Calls Police Reporting Father Driving Drunk on Route 95, Threatens to Jump to Safety
A Rhode Island boy of 10 called State Police to report that his father was driving drunk on Route 95 South into Connecticut and that he was considering jumping out of the Mercedes Benz because he was worried they were going to crash according to stories from CBS News and Yahoo News. The 49 year old Warwick, R.I. father was driving with his 10 year old son and 12 year old daughter.
Sure enough after the desperate 911 call, the father slammed into a Jeep Cherokee in Stonington, Connecticut causing it to flip over news reports say. The driver of the Jeep was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Fortunately, the children were only treated for lacerations.
Connecticut police arrested the father after he allegedly failed a field sobriety test. At an arraignment for a variety of charges including reckless driving, operating under the influence and endangering a child, a New London judge reportedly told the father that he “behaved horribly and should feel blessed his children are safe.” The father was released on $35,000 bond posted by his parents.
In Massachusetts, if a driver is charged with operating under the influence and there is a child under 14 in the car, that driver can also be charged with child endangerment while operating under the influence. A first-time conviction of this law carries with it a fine of between $1,000-$5,000, a possible jail term of no less than 90 days and up to 2 1/2 years, and a license suspension of 1 year.
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A pregnant woman was walking with her 11 year old son on a Stoughton sidewalk this past weekend, when she was struck by an out of control car being driven in reverse. The mother was able to save her 11 year old by telling him to run to safety according to a story in the EnterpriseNews.com.
The driver of the car that careened in reverse across the street was arrested Sunday night by Stoughton police after she allegedly failed field sobriety tests. The driver has pleaded “not guilty” to five counts including motor vehicle homocide while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Following her arraignment in Stoughton District Court on Monday, the accused driver was held on $500,000 cash bail.
A Cambridge, Massachusetts man is being held without bail today on charges for a car accident that left one pedestrian dead and four others injured in a seven car pile-up outside a Chatham ice cream parlor. According to reports in the Boston Herald, the accused pleaded not guilty to charges of drunk driving, assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police, speeding, operating an unregistered vehicle and driving without a license. He is being held without bail pending a “dangerousness hearing” to take place on Wednesday.
In the same Herald report, the accused license had been suspended by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in 2009 after being deemed an “immediate threat.” According to the RMV’s website, a driver’s license can be suspended if the Register determines that the driver poses an “immediate threat” to public safety.
Harwich police reported that the accused led them on a wild chase through two Cape towns. The chase ended in a seven car pile up outside a popular Chatham ice cream parlor that tragically resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
The accused driver apparently had a history of car chases as he had led police through 12 Cape Cod towns in a high-speed chase back in 2001.
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