North Adams Police arrested a man earlier this week and charged him with his 4th Operating Under the Influence charge.  The initial stop was initiated when police witnessed a car failing to stop for a red light at the intersection of American Legion Drive and Main Street. 

The incident escalated when the driver took off running when the officers attempted to place him in custody.  The police apprehended the drunk after a short foot pursuit and brief struggle.  The unnamed perp is facing six charges and hopefully after 4 OUI offences will never sit behind the wheel of a car ever again.  Below is the North Adams Police post on their Facebook page…

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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