Lynnfield Man Arrested After Speeding Thru Fire Scene
Police arrested a 51-year-old Lynnfield man after he barreled through the scene of a bus fire Friday night in his car, causing officers and firefighters to jump out of the way. One officer was clipped with a mirror.
Disregarding directions from police - the fact that he was inebriated didn't help either, a Lynnfield man zoomed through the scene of a bus fire Friday night in Downtown Peabody and clipped one officer with the car's sideview mirror.
Peabody police arrested Roland Caron, 51, of 6 Baldwin Ln., Lynnfield, after he led them on a short chase through residential side streets off Washington Street where the fire was, reports the Daily Item of Lynn.
Caron was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense), one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car), four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (car), driving recklessly to endanger and failure to stop for a police officer.
The Item reports that an officer told Caron he couldn't drive down Washington Street, which was still closed to traffic around 7:45 p.m. as firefighters dealt with the MBTA bus, but Caron then sped through anyway, driving over fire hoses and causing officers and firefighters to jump out of the way to avoid the car. One officer, however, did get clipped with the driver's side mirror.
Police were able to stop Caron a short while later and determined he was intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Peabody District Court on Monday, reports the Item.