Saturday, March 30, 2013
Be safe, and keep an eye out next weekend.
Massachusetts State Police announced they will set up sobriety checkpoints somewhere in Norfolk County next weekend, from Friday, April 5 into Saturday. April 6. State Police say the purpose for the checkpoints "is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety."
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The local department will join 128 other law enforcement agencies across Massachusetts to crack down on people who drive while impaired.
Officers will be cracking down on impaired driving in the coming weeks, part of the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, Needham Police Lt. Chris Baker announced. "Needham Police officers will be aggressively looking for all impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone they find driving while impaired—regardless of age, vehicle type or time of day," Baker said in a press release. About 128 law enforcement agencies statewide will participate in this "intensive crackdown" from Aug. 15 to Sept. 3, Baker said. The campaign is part of a national program and funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division. According to Baker's press release…
Friday, January 13, 2012
George Smirnov, 66, was arrested Tuesday night on Common Street.
Dedham Police arrested a 66-year-old Needham man for allegedly driving drunk on Tuesday, Jan. 10. At about 9:34 p.m., officers received calls that a blue Infiiniti was swerving on Common Street in Dedham and going 20 miles per hour slower than the posted speed limit. Officer William Wilds attempted to pull over the car, driven by George Smirnov, by activating blue lights, the car's horn and siren, but the driver didn't notice, according to the police report. Finally, after Wilds used the car's speaker, Smirnov stopped his car. He reportedly told Wilds that he was heading to Dedham District Court to testify. Smirnov also allegedly had trouble locating his driver's license to give to Wilds, who observed it immediately in the front of the man…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Local law enforcement, state police remind residents to drive safely and soberly.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
From the Needham Police Department As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Needham Police Department will be out in force from Dec. 16 to Jan. 2 to protect the Commonwealth’s citizens by arresting anyone caught behind the wheel operating under the influence. The Needham Police Department will join up to 180 local law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police to run extra patrols through the New Year as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD). In 2010 in Massachusetts, 59 people were killed in crashes …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.
A Needham man was charged with drunk driving after he was allegedly seen driving erratically in the area of Great Plain and Greendale avenues on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 8. Around 10:50 a.m., several witnesses told an officer working traffic detail that they had seen an erratic driver in the area, according to reports. Police located the vehicle on Allendale Road and had the driver, a 39-year-old Needham man, take field sobriety tests. Police found an open container of alcohol inside his vehicle, according to reports. The driver was arrested and charged with OUI alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Other incidents noted in this week's Needham Police Department …