One Less Gun: Wrong Way Driver Stopped with Three Guns in his Car in Dorchester

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At about 1:45 AM on Friday, May 4, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) conducted a traffic stop in the area of 566 Columbia Road.

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling on Columbia Road toward Blue Hill Avenue at a very slow rate of speed. The officers then observed the vehicle cross over the center line and drive onto the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic. At this time the officers activated the blue lights and siren on their cruiser and attempted to make a stop of the car. The operator of the vehicle then attempted to drive over the median in the road, and the vehicle became stuck on the median. The officers approached the vehicle which the operator was still attempting to drive. Officers gave commands to turn off the vehicle but the operator continued to try and drive away. Officers could hear the engine rev loudly and observed the back tires spinning. Officers were able to open the driver’s door and turn the vehicle off.

After speaking with the operator, officers requested Boston EMS for an evaluation, and the operator was transported to an area hospital. A query of the vehicle revealed that the operator had an expired driver’s license from Maine and a revoked Massachusetts license. The location of the vehicle in the median required officers to tow the car. During the inventory search, officers recovered three firearms from a bag inside the car. The operator, a 70-year-old man from Maine, will be summonsed to Roxbury District Court for three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended/Revoked License.