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Braintree Scanner Tales: Two drunk-driving charges

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 11, 2012 12:06 PM

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Crashed caused by alleged OUI
Braintree police arrested a South Weymouth man on Friday after he allegedly crashed his car while driving under the influence.

According to police, officers were called to a single car crash near the intersection fo Grve and Plain Streets in Braintree.

The driver appeared to have lost control of the car, driving off the road, across a lawn, and over a retaining wall.

Officers responding to the scene found the suspect’s Dodge Intrepid in a Grove Street driveway with its undercarriage and rear wheels on the retaining wall. The front bumper was resting on the driveway.

Police made several observations of possible intoxication and asked the suspect to perform several sobriety tests.

The suspect was arrested after the tests and later failed a breath test.

Jonathan D. Nash, 30, of South Weymouth was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and failure to keep within marked lanes.

Woman arrested after crash

A Braintree woman was arrested on Monday after allegedly crashing into a fence in front of a Quincy Avenue business.

According to police, a witness reported that he followed the suspect from Quincy after she allegedly struck his car in a Quincy parking lot.

The witness said that the suspect was then traveling south on Quincy Ave and crossed over into the northbound lane several times, nearly hitting vehicles that were traveling north.

The witness said the suspect suddenly turned left onto the sidewalk, crashed through a chain link fence, and into the parking lot of the Braintree establishment.

The suspect was uninjured and exhibited signs of possible intoxication, though she refused to perform any sobriety tests.

Donna M. Meola, 51, of Braintree was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

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