Average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before 1st arrest
Last week all of my "winners" were UMass students; this week only two-thirds, so I guess that's progress.
Both AFD and APD were kept busy all weekend dealing with the by product of alcohol abuse ... The system, however, held.
Easthampton FD at Mullins Center Saturday (Westfield was en route to CDH)
In addition to having six ambulances staffed -- the highest number in history -- AFD convinced the Mullins Center to bring in two additional ambulances (from Westfield and Easthampton) to help cover concerts on Saturday and Sunday.
AFD at Amherst College loading ETOH female student 1:31 AM Sunday
Even though there were only four ETOH (alcohol OD) transports during the Sunday "spring concert" another 18 patients were treated at the scene. And at the Euphoria concert on Saturday another ten were treated without transport.
And for every ambulance in town we had at least one police patrol car on the road as well.
Early Friday morning (12:22 AM) Amherst Police stopped Edward Fermosa for a simple traffic violation -- right turn on red -- leading to the up close and personal contact that brings on a Field Sobriety Test, which he flunked.
He was then arrested, hands cuffed behind his back and gently escorted to 111 Main Street for booking.
Early Saturday morning (1:07 AM) Amherst Police arrested William Zimmerman for DUI and Driving to Endanger
And only about an hour later (2:17 AM) Amherst Police arrested Timothy Moliterno for DUI and Driving to Endanger.