January 21st thru January 27th in the year Two Thousand and Eighteen
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019Suspected drunk driver crashes Porsche into building
Police said he tried to run from the scene
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man police said was driving drunk crashed his red Porsche into a building on Southeast Grand Ave. early Sunday morning.
Police said Vasiliy Kutsar, 30, tried to run away from the scene of the crash but officers found him nearby.
Kutsar was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, three counts of recklessly endangering another person and failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run).
Vasiliy Kutsar, 30, is accused of driving his Porshe into a building on SE Grand and SE Washington on January 20, 2019. (KOIN)
Monday, January 21st, 2019District fire chief charged with drunken driving after police chase
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts district fire chief who they say led troopers on a chase while driving under the influence.
Massachusetts State Police say they received a call about someone driving a pickup truck on its rims early Friday morning in Dartmouth.
Troopers attempted to stop the truck, but the driver sped off and hit speeds of up to 65 mph before coming to a stop near Dartmouth Mall.
The driver, identified as 54-year-old Ambrose Smith, has been charged with operating under the influence, failure to stop and reckless operation among other offenses.
Smith is the Fall River district fire chief. Fire Department Chief John Lynch says the allegations against Smith are “totally out of character for him.”
Lynch says Smith has taken a personal leave from work.