Fitchburg man faces OUI after allegedly fleeing traffic stop

FITCHBURG — A city man was arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges, including second-offense driving under the influence of alcohol, for allegedly fleeing a traffic stop on Saturday.

Charles D. Brawley, 53, of 409 Westminster Hill Road, was arraigned on charges he violated two traffic ordinances, drove under the influence of alcohol, failed to stop for police, and resisted arrest, according to court documents.

On Saturday around 12:19 p.m., an officer pulled over Brawley for speeding on Kimball Street, according to a police report of the incident.

The officer approached Brawley’s car and noticed his slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, according to the report.

Brawley sped off in his car when the officer walked away to speak with another officer who had arrived on scene, according to the report.

Police pursued Brawley to his home on Westminster Hill Road, where he was taken into custody, according to court documents.

Brawley was released on personal recognizance and is due back in court for a hearing on Oct. 24, according to court documents.

Fitchburg search ends in drug charges

FITCHBURG — A city man is facing multiple drug charges after a warrant search of his apartment on Friday morning.

Jason A. Page, 32, of 196 High St. Apt. 2, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of possessing a Class A and Class B substance, possessing a Class B substance with intent to distribute, and distributing a Class B substance, according to court documents.

Law enforcement officials from Fitchburg police, the North Worcester County Drug Task Force, and state police forced their way into the apartment Friday morning, according to a police report of the raid.

No one came to the door when officials identified themselves using the words “Police, search warrant, open the door,” according the police report.

Page was inside the apartment with his 2-year-old daughter and the child’s mother, according to the report.

Police used a K-9 officer to search the apartment. In the master bedroom, police allegedly found a satchel holding a container filled with crack and powder cocaine, according to the report.

Police allegedly uncovered another plastic container in the kitchen. It was filled with a substance Page told police was a form of MDMA known as “molly.”

Materials commonly used to package drugs were found with two digital scales, according to the report.

Page was released after posting $500 bail and is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Oct. 24, according to court documents.

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