Phillips Street, midnight 9/1/14
As I pointed out in my weekend wrap up, Phillips Street -- the slummiest street in Amherst -- was almost impassable to vehicular traffic just after midnight in the Sunday overnight leading into Labor Day morning.
Problem with that is an ambulance or fire truck can't make it down the street, and when you mix that large a crowd with equally large amounts of alcohol it's not uncommon for an ambulance or firetruck to be needed in a hurry.
So Amherst police, acting like herding dogs, will move in to redirect the crowd.
Obviously Luke V. Gatti did not want to be herded ...
Click to enlarge/readPage 2 continues: "a temper tantrum like behavior. Mr. Gatti then clenched his hands and held his arms in a defiant manner consistent with an agitated state. He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct."
In Eastern Hampshire District Court on Tuesday Judge Payne imposed a $100 (Court cost) fine and placed Mr. Gatti on probation for four months.
Luke Gatti, age 18, stands before Judge John Payne
About 30 minutes after his original arraignment Mr. Gatti returned to the courtroom to ask Judge Payne for extra time to pay the $100 fine, as he did not want to place it on his credit card.
Makes you wonder who gets to see a copy of his monthly statement.