ESSEX — An Ipswich man is accused of driving drugged for a third time.
Jason J. Thistlewood, 40, of 8 Pearly Lane was arrested Tuesday after Essex police Detective Thomas Shamshak Jr. said he pulled out in front of him on Eastern Avenue (Route 133), spun his wheels and sped off at a high rate of speed.
After a traffic stop, Thistlewood was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, a third offense; illegal possession of Class E or prescription drugs; driving to endanger; and having no front plate on his car.
After booking, Thistlewood was taken to Middleton Jail for holding, pending his arraignment in Gloucester District Court on Wednesday.
At his arraignment, Thistlewood was ordered held without bail until a dangerousness hearing is held on Aug. 16.
— Andrea Holbrook