Park benches in front of Antonio's
If an Amherst Police officer awakens you from a drunken stupor and tells you not to go anywhere, do not jump into an automobile and try to escape at a high rate of speed--especially when located in the heart of the downtown on a particularly busy Saturday afternoon.
According to APD logs (Saturday 2:40 PM):
Two male parties sleeping on the benches. Both ETOH (passed out drunk). First male was Robert Auffinger. Second male Michael Williams. An employee of Antonio's came out advised she knew Williams and would take him home. Williams was awakened and advised to stay put until his ride was ready.
While attending to Auffinger, Williams walked away and got into his vehicle and drove away. Officer able to catch up to him and he was placed under arrest for DUI. Auffinger transported to hospital by AFD.
Michael B Williams, 1 Hanson Drive, Merrimac, MA, age 24. Arrested for OUI Liquor.
Downtown benches are popular spots for the homeless