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Hingham woman accused of leading high-speed chase through 3 towns

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 28, 2014 02:43 PM

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By Jessica Bartlett, Staff

Hiigh-speed chase through three towns
A 55-year-old woman from Hingham was arrested on Feb. 21 after allegedly driving under the influence and leading police on a high-speed chase through Scituate, Cohasset and Hingham.

Police said an officer was doing a routine patrol of Scituate streets when he saw a light-colored Subaru in the middle of the Route 3A rotary with its hazard lights flashing.

The officer approached the driver’s side door and asked if the car was broken down or if the woman needed help. Police said the driver, Kimberly S. Davis, did not respond to the officer, and instead put the vehicle into "drive" and drove off.

“I then jumped backwards to avoid being run over by the motor vehicle,” Officer Taylor Billings said in his report. “I then observed Davis run over the traffic island and then bounce over to the other side of the road and drive over the sidewalk (which is elevated very high) and proceed onto Route 3A northbound.”

The officer said he tried to catch up with the vehicle but couldn’t. He radioed to dispatch the vehicle description and a license plate number.

An officer in the area said he had spotted the vehicle and tried to pull the car over, but the driver wouldn’t stop.

Scituate Police notified Cohasset police as the vehicle continued north on Route 3A, followed by several police cars.

“Several motor vehicle violations were committed in our town as well as speeds in excess of 100+ mph/posted 50 mph,” officers said in the report.

Once the suspect crossed into Cohasset, two Cohasset cruisers were waiting at the town line. Police said more violations occurred in Cohasset and kept going into Hingham.

The car was eventually stopped in Hingham, with Hingham Police deploying “spike strips” to flatten the vehicle’s front tires. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop in the middle of the roadway at the intersection of Fottler Road and Beal Street.

Hingham police took the suspect into custody. One Hingham officer said there was an open, half-empty bottle of Malbec wine on the center console.

Scituate police gained custody of the suspect and had a tow truck bring the suspect’s car back to Scituate.

Police said the suspect failed sobriety tests at Scituate Police Station.

Davis was charged with a marked lanes violation, speeding, operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, driving with an open container of alcohol, failure to stop for police, and assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle).

She will face charges in Cohasset and Hingham, police said.

Man arrested for alleged assault with gun
A 37-year-old Scituate man was charged with assault after allegedly attacking his roommate with a gun.

Police said a man walked into the Scituate Police Department lobby at 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 bleeding from his face and arms.

The victim said his roommate and he had been drinking heavily, and eventually the victim went to bed. At some point, the victim heard the suspect calling his wife names and screaming at her.

According to police, the victim said he went downstairs to ask the suspect to be quiet and discovered the suspect holding a knife in a threatening manner.

The victim told police he feared for his life so he retrieved a Mossberg Pump Action Shotgun from his room and went down the stairs.

The victim and suspect started to struggle and the suspect was able to overpower the victim and grab hold of the shotgun. Police said the victim reported he was then struck in the head with the butt end of the shotgun.

The victim said he ran away from the suspect and to his car, driving to the Scituate Police Department.

The victim said though the gun wasn’t loaded, the suspect might know where the ammunition was.

Several officers subsequently went to the Clifton Avenue house, with one officer calling the house telephone to speak with the woman. Police said the suspect answered and would not put the woman on the phone.

Police said they forced their way into the house with guns drawn as they feared for the second victim’s safety.

The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. Police found the shotgun under several pillows on a couch.

According to police, the suspect was uncooperative and combative. He was later transported to South Shore Hospital after screaming that he was ill and needed medical assistance, police said.

Adam J. Coty, 37, from Scituate was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on someone over the age of 60, and two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon (the knife and the gun).

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