Heather Leupold, age 27, arrested by Hadley PD last night Rt9/Rt116 intersection near Amherst town line
So if my weekly reports of drunk drivers arrested by Amherst Police all over our little town is not depressing enough for you, consider this past weekend Pelham and Hadley police also arrested impaired drivers who were only moments away from crossing the town line into Amherst.
Seth Alison arrested by Pelham police for DUI on Saturday
Kind of like that level three sex offender arrested at Puffer's Pond earlier this month: He was not one of our 24 registered sex offenders, as he lives in Southampton.
And you wonder why I'm a fan of additional police officers (and firefighter/EMTs).
Amber Theriault stands before Judge Payne
Meanwhile, Judge Payne accepted a standard 24D plea deal (only available to 1st time offenders) this morning in Eastern Hampshire District Court from Amber Theriault, age 22, arrested by APD back in mid-May for DUI in town center.
She was observed taking a really w-i-d-e turn onto Triangle Street from North Pleasant and when pulled over had all the common attributes: smell of liquor, glassy eyes, slurred speech. She also lost her balance when performing the Field Sobriety Test.
Ms. Theriault will lose her license for 45 days, pay $600 up front in fines and another $65/month for a year while on probation. If she has no further incidents over the course of the year the DUI is dismissed.
When asked by Judge Payne where she had her last drink she replied, "Stacker's Pub" in the heart of downtown Amherst. And considering her breath test back at APD headquarters was .18% -- more than twice the legal limit -- she was pretty drunk when served that "last drink."
Stacker's Pub, 57 North Pleasant Street (building owned by Jamie Cherewatti)