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Two-Car Crash Leads To Drunk Driving Arrest

The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Tewksbury man is facing drunk driving charges after allegedly causing a two-car accident on Shawsheen Street this week.

Russell Winter, 78, of 70 Franklin St., was arrested after rescue crews and responded to the accident, which took place at 9:41 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.

According to the police report, several 911 calls reported the accident, which took place near 1101 Shawsheen St. Damage to one of the vehicles was more severe than the other and had to be towed. Neither driver was seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

A utility pole was also damaged in the crash and National Grid was notified.

After a brief investigation, Tewksbury Police arrested Winter and charged him with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

Additional Arrests:

Lawlyn Imade Asoa, 26, 10 Safford Road, Lynn, was arrested on July 27 and charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a lights violation.

Additional Incidents:

On Friday, July 27, at 1:32 p.m., a Pupkis Road resident walked into Police Headquarters and reported that someone had been stealing her mail. An officer spoke to the woman and a report was filed.

On Thursday, July 26, at 4:13 p.m., an Elm Street resident called police and said that her son had just come home with a syringe he had found. An officer was dispatched and retrieved the syringe.

On Thursday, July 26, at 5:35 p.m., a woman came into Police Headquarters and said she is still getting harassing calls from a man claiming to be from the State Police, threatening her and demanding personal information. An officer spoke to the woman and a report was filed.

On Wednesday, July 25, at 7:09 p.m., a Chandler Street resident called police to report that there was a possibly rabid skunk in his driveway. An officer was dispatched to the house and reported that the skunk then retreated under the home. Animal control was notified of the situation.

For questions about this blotter, email williamg@patch.com.

 

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