Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 15
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 OUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Two-Alarm Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Stoughton Home on Christmas Eve A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a home on Kenmore Road in Stoughton on Christmas Eve, according to Stoughton Fire Department officials, but there were no reported injuries to any of the home's occupants or to the first responders who were on scene. A fire on the first floor of the single-story wood-framed structure extended to the attic space shortly after 9 p.m. on Dec. 24. Click here to read more. *** Walpole Man Arrested After Causing Accident in Easton A Walpole man was arrested for drunk driving last Sunday after allegedly driving recklessly down one of Easton's busiest roads. According to Easton Police, Keith Eisele, 30, of Walpole, was driving …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police increased patrols on Route 24 and ran a sobriety checkpoint in Norfolk County this Thanksgiving weekend, which resulted in a number of OUI arrests, other offenses and hundreds of citations.
Massachusetts State Police Troopers made 20 OUI arrests and issued almost 350 citations on area roadways this holiday weekend - the result of increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 and a sobriety checkpoint in Canton, according to a press release from the MSP. The State Police deployed increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 in southeastern Massachusetts, the evenings of Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 as "part of the department’s ongoing efforts to curb impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving on those roads," the MSP stated in a press release. According to the MSP, the weekend patrol surge resulted in 13 drunk driving arrests in the Easton area, as well as eight non-OUI arrests and nine criminal summonses. An additional …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Two OUI incidents and a larceny incident were reported this past week in Easton
Easton Police arrested a Stoughton woman for drunk driving Sunday night on Bay Road. Kimberly Hoffman, 21, of Stoughton was arrested for operating under the influence after being pulled over at approximately 10:22 p.m. She was later released on $40 bail. Scrap Metal Stolen From Belcher Foundry Sunday at approximately 4 p.m., the environmental attorney for the Belcher Foundry reported that locks were cut and the fence at Belcher Foundry was pushed in. Scrap metal had been stolen within the past six days. OUI Arrest Thursday Night An Easton man was arrested for drunk driving on the corner of Main Street and Seaver Street Thursday night. At approximately 10:41 p.m., Ryan Elms, 30, of Turnpike Street was arrested for OUI after failure to stop…
Sunday, April 29, 2012
John T. O'Loughlin was arrested Saturday night.
An Easton man was arrested Saturday night for his third offense of drunk driving after he crashed into seven parked vehicles in the Elise Circle parking lot. John T. O’Loughlin, 56, of 26 Elise Circle was charged with drunk driving (3rd offense) and operating to endanger, Police Chief Allen Krajcik said. O'Loughlin allegedly started his pick-up truck and accelerated when he tried to hit the brakes, smashing into seven parked vehicles, Krajcik said. There were no injuries. Krajcik said police responded at approximately 9 p.m.when callers reported the incident.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A vandalism report highlights today's police and fire log.
Police responded to a call Sunday at approximately 7:20 p.m. regarding a BB gun shot through their window on Sheridan Street the night before. A report was taken and the incident is under investigation. Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested on New Years Early New Years morning, at approximately 1:37 a.m., police arrested an alleged drunk driver at Golf Country on Turnpike Street. Anthony Ruzzano, 41, of 533 Forest Street, Rockland, was arrested for operating under the influence after being pulled over. He was released on $40 bail. Car Strikes North Easton Savings Bank Friday At approximately noon on Friday, police responded to an accident at North Easton Savings Bank on Main Street. A van struck a flower box by the building. No major injuries or…
Monday, November 14, 2011
A Milton man's arrest is one of three OUI arrests this past week.
A Milton man was arrested by Easton Police for drunk driving late Saturday night. Davine J. Hill, 25, was pulled over at approximately 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of Susan Road and Washington Street. He was charged with operating under the influence and released on $100 bail. OUI Arrest Made Outside Sing Yee Chinese and American Restaurant A Middleboro man was arrested early in the morning Saturday after a caller described a small black SUV with its lights on outside of Sing Yee Chinese Restaurant. Efrain Vega, 25, was arrested for operating under the influence at approximately 01:50 a.m. after officers investigated the vehicle and found him inside. He was released on $140 bail. Breaking and Entering at Massopoag and Rockland At …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Easton Police arrested a Stoughton man on a 4th offense OUI Wednesday.
A Stoughton man was arrested Wednesday for his fourth offense of drinking and driving after a pursuit that led Easton Police into Stoughton. David Brodt, 47, of 128 Lake Drive, Stoughton, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol- fourth offense, operating to endanger, failing to stop for an officer and speeding. He was held on $5,000 cash bail. Police first received a call from Tedeschi's Food Shop on Columbus Avenue at 2:30 p.m. reporting a customer leaving the store who appeared to be intoxicated. Police responded but could not immediately find the 2001 red buick, Police Chief Allen Krajcik said. Shortly afterwards, Easton Police Sergeant James McAvoy was traveling on North Main Street when the vehicle drove through a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Easton police arrested a Norton man for drinking and driving Sunday evening.
A Norton man was arrested by Easton Police Sunday evening after he was pulled over at North Easton Savings Bank Sunday at approximately 8 p.m. Ivan Kandoaurov, 57, of 327 South Main Street Norton was arrested drinking and driving and later released on $40 bail. Rhode Island Man Arrested for Drinking and Driving Easton Police arrested an alleged drunk driver Friday at approximately 6:20 p.m. after two motorists confiscated his keys at 7-11 on Turnpike Street. Juan Mejia, 25, of Cranston Rhode Island was arrested for drunk driving after police responded to a call that two other motorists had taken his keys and detained him at the intersection. The two motorists waited for police to arrive. Mejia was later released on $100 bail. Breaking and …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The incident was one of many breaking and entering incidents over the weekend.
A smashed window at Parkview School over the long weekend sent Easton police and detectives to the scene Monday morning to investigate an alleged breaking and entering incident. Police first received a call at approximately 10 a.m. Monday regarding a broken window in the rear of the building with back door propped open. When officers arrived, they confirmed the calls and investigated the building to be sure trespassers were not present. The matter is under investigation by the Easton Police Department. Multiple Break-ins Reported Monday Morning Many Easton residents awoke Monday morning to find that their motor vehicle had been subject to breaking and entering. In all, 10 incidents were reported to Easton Police between 7 a.m. 5:30 p.m. …