Alcohol and driving don't mix
Police arrested Christine Cummings, age 23, on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. on Meadow Street in North Amherst for Driving Under the Influence with a .12% Blood Alcohol Concentration, 50% over the .08% state limit.
Considering the time of day, on a busy weekend in Amherst (Extravaganja had attracted 6,000 to the town common) and that location near UMass where foot traffic is high, this could have been a lot worse.
Especially since Ms. Cummings first drew attention to herself by having an "extremely overloaded" vehicle.
Police also arrested Eamon Connor, age 19, over the weekend with a BAC almost twice the state limit. In Eastern Hampshire District Court on Monday (with his dad present) his case was continued to May 13 so he could hire an attorney.
Eamon Connor, 19
And Saturday afternoon at 2:45 p.m., right around peak moment for Extravaganja, police arrested Jeremy Lopez, 19, for DUI drugs (pot) about a mile away from town center.
Belchertown Rd (Rt. 9) Saturday 2:50 p.m.