An 18-year-old woman was killed Saturday in an early morning car crash with a drunk driver on Route 44 in the Plymouth County town of Lakeville, according to police. Both cars involved in the crash were found overturned in the road, slightly east of the intersection with Millenium Circle, and Monica Demello of Middleborough was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement released by Lakeville police Saturday. The crash occurred about 2:09 a.m. Kathleen Allen, 23, also of Middleborough, was charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. She will be arraigned in Wareham District Court on Monday. Demello was alone in a 2004 Hyundai Accent. Allen was operating a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup and was driving with a female passenger, who was taken by MedFlight to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, police said.
One person is dead and another is under arrest after a crash in Holyoke early Friday morning.
Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert told 22New Michael Malloy, 23, of Holyoke has been charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of liquor.
Lt. Albert says Malloy’s car crashed into a pole near 962 Main Street around 1:30 Friday morning.
The 32-year old woman riding in the front seat was killed. Police have not released her name. A second woman was also injured but did not have to go to the hospital.
Police in Salisbury said a drunk driver going the wrong-way on Route 1 caused a fatal crash on New Year’s Eve.
Authorities said the 50-year-old driver of a Lincoln Town Car hit another vehicle head on at about 11:20 p.m. on the Gillis Bridge, which connects Salisbury and Newburyport.
A female passenger in the wrong-way driver’s car was killed. The driver and a 20-year-old male passenger were recovering at area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the driver of the second car, who had been heading home from work, also escaped serious injuries.
Authorities are withholding names of the victims and the driver who allegedly caused the crash.
Police said the driver, a man from the North Shore, is facing vehicular homicide and operating under the influence charges.
A Massachusetts man has been held on $12,500 bail after pleading not guilty to charges of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident on Interstate 290 in Worcester over the weekend that left a bread delivery truck driver dead. Prosecutors said at his arraignment on motor vehicle homicide charges Tuesday that 26-year-old Keith Leblanc of Auburn was drunk when he rear-ended the truck at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The driver, 45-year-old Duane Race of Putnam, Conn., was taken to a hospital and died Tuesday. Witnesses said the Jeep that rear-ended the truck never stopped. Police followed a trail of leaking automotive fluids to Leblanc’s home.
The alleged drunken driver whose car slammed into a pickup Wednesday evening, killing a 48-year-old Worcester man, is due to make his first court appearance Wednesday.Adam Bard, 28, of 48 Water St., faces a series of charges in connection with the crash that claimed the life of Michael Despin.
Mr. Bard remained hospitalized yesterday. Acording to a spokesman for District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., Mr. Bard will remain held without bail until his case goes to court for a pretrial conference. His lawyer, Peter L. Ettenberg, waived Mr. Bard’s arraignment, said Timothy Connolly, spokesman for the DA.
Mr. Despin was killed late Wednesday when his pickup collided with a car driven by Mr. Bard at Franklin and Grafton streets. Police allege that Mr. Bard was drunk when his Audi struck the pickup. Mr. Bard is charged with motor vehicle homicide, drunken driving and driving to endanger, among other charges.
A 23-year-old Rutland man is charged with motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence and the victim in the fatal, single-car accident was the man’s 52-year-old father.
Harrison J. Locke, 23, of 94 River Road, Rutland, is charged with motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence, motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. The charges stem from a fatality that happened shortly before 1 a.m. May 10.
According to state police Sgt. John C. Jakubowski’s collision reconstruction report, Harrison Locke was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Route 56 (Pommogussett Road) when he lost control and his Toyota Tacoma truck drifted off the west edge of the roadway, striking a tree. The vehicle rotated counter-clockwise back into the roadway before to coming to rest.
The passenger in the vehicle, Nathan C. Locke (Harrison’s father) suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Police said a young mother is dead and a Rhode Island man is facing drunken driving charges after a two-vehicle crash in Attleboro on Thursday night.
Authorities said Jason Kwolek, 32, of Pawtucket, was driving a Jeep when he slammed head-on into another driver on Route 152 at about 10:30 p.m.
James Guerrini, the father of 24-year-old Kaisha Guerrini, said his daughter was the driver of the other vehicle and was killed in the crash.
“I’ve lost a beautiful person who cared a lot for other people and gave a lot to everybody,” he said.
Both Kwolek and Guerrini and had to be extricated from their vehicles by firefighters.
Kwolek was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where his condition is unknown.
Following his release, police expect to charge Kwolek with vehicular homicide, operating under the influence, operating to endanger and speeding.
A father from Ludlow is sending a strong message to drivers after a drunk driving crash nearly took his son’s life.
Twisted metal, shattered glass, Manuel Chaves says it is a miracle his son escaped this mangled wreck with his life.
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A woman has been arrested on aggravated driving while intoxicated charges after an accident in which a pedestrian was struck early Sunday morning at Hampton Beach.
Hampton police received a call at 1:35 a.m. about the accident in the area of 101 Ocean Blvd.
Officers located the injured pedestrian, who was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, police said.
Michelle Rodrigues, 22, of Ispwich, Mass., was arrested on the DWI charges.
The boyfriend of a Rhode Island woman killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon has been charged with drunken driving and motor vehicle homicide.
Robert P. Grenier, 47, of 14 Kirby Lane, North Smithfield, R.I., was taken into custody about 3 p.m. yesterday outside his lawyer’s North Attleboro office, Police Lieutenant Nick. L. Miglionico said.
Mr. Grenier has been cited on charges of motor vehicle homicide by negligent driving, motor vehicle homicide by drunk driving and negligence, misleading and impeding a police investigation, negligent driving, drunk driving — second offense, driving with a license suspended for drunk driving and driving with suspended registration, police said.
Mr. Grenier is being held on $100,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear today in Uxbridge District Court for a clerk-magistrate’s hearing. He will be arraigned on the charges tomorrow in Uxbridge District Court, Lieutenant Miglionico said.
Police went to the area of 68 Webster St. (Route 16) about 5:10 p.m. Saturday and found a 2010 Chrysler on its roof. As police arrived, other motorists were helping Mr. Grenier from the car, police said. His passenger, Patricia Gurka, 47, also of 14 Kirby Lane, had been ejected from the car and was fatally injured. Police identified her as Mr. Grenier’s girlfriend.
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An Uxbridge woman who police allege was driving drunk ended up with her car stuck in a sand trap at Whitinsville Golf Club in Northbridge on Monday afternoon.
Several golfers were on the course at the time, about 5:45. No one was injured.
Northbridge Police Officer Randy Lloyd wrote in his report at the driver’s arraignment in Uxbridge District Court today that Patricia A. Maione, 46, of 427 Sutton St., “stated that her GPS had told her to turn left. She stated that this left brought her into a ‘cornfield’ and once she was in the ‘cornfield’ she kept driving trying to get out of her ‘cornfield.’”
He added, “Ms. Maione stated that she did not even like golf.”
The golf course is on Rivulet Street near the town line.
Uxbridge Police said Officer Thomas B. Stockwell Jr. alerted Northbridge police to Ms. Maione’s erratic driving and her driving onto the golf course at about 45 mph. Police said he followed her green Buick after responding to a call from Ms. Maione’s former boyfriend who alleged she had violated a no-trespassing order by breaking into the home at 427 Sutton St. to take some belongings.
Northbridge police found Ms. Maione’s Buick in the sand trap with its rear wheels off the ground and its front end damaged. It had dropped eight to 10 feet from the top of the bunker, according to the police report. Ms. Maione was still in the car, police said.
A 38-year-old Worcester man has been deemed a danger to society after being arrested in Tewksbury for driving while intoxicated for the sixth time.
Steven Letellier was ordered held without bail by a Lowell District Court Judge, pending a possible indictment by a Middlesex County Grand Jury, according to a story in the Sentinel and Enterprise.
Letellier was arrested last weekend by State Troopers on Route 495 in Tewksbury. Troopers had been alerted after a 911 call from a motorist, reporting an erratic driver on I-93 in Tewksbury, according to the Sentinel. He is also charged with operating with a suspended license (subsequent offense), operating under the influence with a license suspended for OUI, and marked-lanes violation.
His five previous OUI convictions date back to 1995.
The boys tennis coach at Marshfield High School, whose team is scheduled to compete in a tournament match Saturday morning, was arrested Thursday night in Scituate after police said he drove drunk with a bottle of vodka in his car and then violently resisted arrest after police pulled him over.
Christopher N. Jarrell, 28, of 11 Hyde St., Newton, faces charges of second-offense drunk driving, possession of a Class C drug for Valium, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. He has been released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned in Hingham District Court on June 12.
Jarrell was arrested at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Country Way after police received a report of an erratic driver heading south on Route 3A in Scituate. Police said Jarrell, driving a tan 2001 Toyota Camry, failed to stop for police for about a half-mile after an officer activated his cruiser’s siren and blue lights.
When Jarrell finally pulled over, police said he resisted coming out of his car and yelled in a slurred voice. Authorities recovered a two-thirds empty bottle of Gordons vodka and three orange pills believed to be Valium from inside of the Camry, according to court documents.
Court documents said Jarrell took a breathalyzer test at the Scituate police station and registered a 0.19 blood-alcohol level – more than twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08.
An Easton man is facing his fifth drunk driving charge after being arrested in West Bridgewater Wednesday night.
Brockton police got a call around 1:53 a.m. reporting an drunk driver near the Hess Gas station on Belmont Street, according to the log. The truck was later pulled over on Turnpike Street in West Bridgewater.
Brian Riley, 51, of 129 Turnpike St. in Easton, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor (fifth offense), driving with a license suspended for OUI and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.
An accident on Cape Cod sent cadets from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to the hospital Thursday night.
Officers said cadets from the academy were returning to campus after celebrating the end of the school year Thursday night when Max Yerger, 21, hit one person, then backed up and hit two more people.
Yerger was in court Friday after failing a field sobriety test. Witnesses said a car similar to Yerger’s hit a cadet who had just jumped out of a vehicle on the road leading to the academy’s gates.
“The vehicle seemed to crash into something, then backed up at a very high rate of speed towards the individuals who were standing there. It did crash into the two individuals sending the female into the air,” said prosecutor Ben Herschfeld.
Court paperwork said the female victim was sent 45 feet into the air.