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August 16, 2013

Man charged with OUI after running off I-95

DANVERS — A Medford man is being held without bail following what police and prosecutors say is his third drunken-driving arrest.

Paul A. Bierenbroodspot, 61, was found in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck that had run off the road near the junction of Interstate 95 south and Route 1 south in Danvers early yesterday morning, police say.

As a patrolman approached, Bierenbroodspot told him that he was trying to find his cellphone.

The officer smelled alcohol and noticed that Bierenbroodspot was slurring some words, so he asked him to perform field sobriety tests. Bierenbroodspot admitted to having “a few beers,” according to a police report.

Based on his performance, Bierenbroodspot was arrested on a charge of drunken driving. A Breathalyzer later revealed a blood alcohol level of .13.

Prosecutors in Salem District Court filed a motion seeking to have Bierenbroodspot held without bail as a danger to the public while he awaits trial on third offense drunken driving and driving to endanger charges.

Judge Sabita Singh granted that request, scheduled a hearing for Aug. 22 and ordered Bierenbroodspot held in custody until at least then.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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