Last night at approximately 10:30 p.m. Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Jimi Grasso was commuting to his midnight shift at the Bourne Barracks when he arrested a man in Plymouth who had committed his eighth operating under the influence offense.
While on Route 3 southbound, south of Exit 3, Sergeant Grasso observed a white Ford work van failing to stay within its lane and not maintaining a consistent speed. Sergeant Grasso stopped the van and spoke with the operator, Edward Wright, 49, of Plymouth. Sergeant Grasso observed Wright to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.
When asked, Wright made statements relative to having consumed alcoholic beverages earlier. The trooper administered field sobriety tests. After the tests and further investigation Sergeant Grasso determined WRIGHT was impaired, placed him in custody, and transported him to the Bourne barracks.
At the barracks, troopers learned that Wright’s Massachusetts driver’s license had been revoked for ten years for a prior OUI liquor offense and for being a habitual traffic offender. Wright was charged with OUI liquor 8th offense, committing a marked lanes violation, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender.
Wright will be arraigned in Plymouth District Court. Please do not call the barracks directly.