Amherst police -- and of course the citizenry at large -- received a break from noise/nuisance party houses over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks be to that. But APD did deal with the usual assortment of Breaking & Enterings and of course those potential killers on the road:
739 North Pleasant Street/Eastman Lane UMass roundabout. Early Saturday morning 2:23 AM
Stopped for speeding and marked lanes violation ("all over the road"). Blew a .12% BAC on the Portable Breathalyzer Test and failed the other physical Field Sobriety Test components.
Arrested for DUI Second Offense and marked lanes violations:
Christopher Robert Shippa, 56 Elm St, Hatfield, MA, age 29
And yes Mr. Shippa showed his experience as he refused the Breathalyzer test back at the APD headquarters -- the one that is admissible in court.
Well traveled N. Pleasant Eastman Lane Roundabout intersection UMass/Amherst
Also arrested for DUI about a mile up the road, around the same time (3:00 AM early Saturday): Aiden Mullaney Barett, 323 Apple Valley Rd, Ashfield, MA, age 18