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Two arrested in Scituate on separate drunk-driving charges

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  June 11, 2012 05:32 PM

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Woman charged with OUI - third offense
A Scituate woman was arrested on June 4 after allegedly driving under the influence.

According to police, a Scituate police officer was walking out of the Scituate police station at 2:40 p.m. when he heard a breaking noise. He looked up and saw a tan pickup truck sideways on Route 3A in the process of making a U-turn.

Traffic was stopped in both directions as the vehicle turned around, and the vehicle almost hit a crosswalk sign in the process, police said.

The car eventually drove into the parking lot at Scituate High School, and stopped in the middle of the road as a young male approached the vehicle and got inside.

The officer got in his car followed the suspect as she drove back up Route 3A north. He then watched as the suspect almost got in a second accident while stopping abruptly in the middle of the road, police said.

The car proceeded, but started to swerve, crossing over the white fog line at one point, police said. Police then pulled the car over.

Officers said they detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect and saw a full, unopened can of beer in the door-jam. Officers also saw a 12-pack of beer behind the driver’s seat.

The suspect denied drinking any alcohol and denied any knowledge of the alcohol in her car, police said. The suspect was asked to take several field sobriety tests, and was then arrested.

Donna M. Ford, 56, from Scituate, was charged with OUI Liquor – third offense, and a marked-lanes violation.

Man arrested in hit and run
A Scituate man was arrested June 5 after allegedly hitting a telephone pole while driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to police, officers received a call of a motor vehicle accident on Beaver Dam Road at 9:43 p.m.

Officers arrived to the scene in front of the Inn at Scituate Harbor, and were flagged down by neighbors, who said the suspect had fled to the parking lot of Satuit Tavern down the street.

Police pulled behind the suspect’s car in the Satuit Tavern parking lot, which was still running. The suspect was still sitting in the vehicle, and the car had heavy damage to the rear, passenger side of the car, consistent with the damage on the telephone poll, police said.

The suspect had glassy eyes and had an odor of alcohol on him, police said. He had minor injuries to his mouth, which were treated by paramedics on scene.

The suspect admitted to drinking that night and took several sobriety tests.

Michael Cabozzi, 41, from Scituate, was arrested and charged with OUI Liquor – third offense, marked lanes violation, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage.

Cabozzi was previously charged for OUI Liquor after allegedly hitting a house with his car on Jericho Road in January 2011.

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