AFD demonstrates extrication at their recent open house
Surprisingly only two DUIs bagged over the weekend in Amherst by APD.
I say surprising because of all the other alcohol related mayhem that occured. But the two certainly fit the classic formula: early in the morning incidents where the drivers impairment was fairly obvious to police.
In the case of Gjergji Progri, age 21, because he hit two other cars on the main drag through UMass/Amherst -- North Pleasant and Mass Ave -- at 3:09 AM early Saturday morning; and Michela Luchetti, age 19, driving at 2:32 AM early Sunday morning on another highly traveled road -- University Drive -- without headlights.
I heard the female officer immediately call for backup even before stopping Luchetti, because according to the officer she was "all over the road."
In Eastern Hampshire District Court on Monday both defendants pled "not guilty" and had their cases continued until next month. Ms. Luchetti left the courtroom quickly with her exceedingly unhappy looking mother by her side.