, Salem, MA

Local News

March 12, 2013

Police: Drunken driver nearly causes ambulance rollover

PEABODY — A man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge on Sunday night after an ambulance he cut in front of on Main Street nearly rolled over when it swerved to avoid hitting him, police say.

Daniel K. Regan, 24, of 7 Richartson Road, Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle recklessly so as to endanger and speeding in violation of a special regulation.

Atlantic Ambulance personnel called police at 10:37 p.m. to report that they had been driving west on Main Street in the left lane when a red Toyota 4Runner had passed them on the right at a high rate of speed, then cut sharply in front of them to take a turn onto Foster Street, an officer said.

The ambulance had to swerve to avoid striking the vehicle and nearly rolled over in the process, police said.

After the incident, ambulance personnel followed the vehicle for several minutes while they called the police, who caught up with the vehicle at Lynn and County streets.

Regan was arrested without incident, and his vehicle was towed.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Comments Tracker