APD arrested five (5) impaired drivers over the weekend
The sad/scary thing is if APD had the staffing I'm sure we would see five drunk driving arrests practically every weekend rather than just when state grant money provides the extra coverage.
Either way, last weekend too many great white sharks shared our ecosystem. Although fortunately nobody was hurt. This time.
With UMass dorms opening on Friday and no school on Monday because of Labor Day, this long weekend could be a potential record breaker for DUIs.
Brian Kenney, age 29
Mark Emery age 21
Kyle Coffee, age 23
Four of the five were arraigned before Judge Payne and released on their personal recognizance with trial dates set for later this month or October. Juveline Tavares age 39 required a Portuguese interpreter so he was arraigned later in the day (hence no photo).
Ruth Castonguay failed to appear in District Court on Monday and Judge Payne issued a bench warrant for her arrest. He is holding it until Friday because a friend called to say she had checked herself into a medical detox center after her arrest.