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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.

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