Rindge man arrested for OUI after running stop sign, third offense

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SHIRLEY — A routine traffic stop escalated to an arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol after a Shirley Police Department officer witnessed a vehicle fail to heed a stop sign at the corner of Lancaster Road and Main Street at 6:04 p.m.

The officer observed the vehicle neglecting to stop completely at the intersection and then continue to have difficulty staying within the marked lanes.

After these observations, the officer conducted a motor vehicle stop to assess the driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

Following a roadside assessment and based on the officer’s observations coupled with the traffic violations, it was determined that the operator was under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

The driver, a resident of Rindge, NH, was arrested and is facing charges of operating under the influence of liquor, with this being recorded as their third such offense.

Additional charges include failure to stop at a stop sign and a marked lanes violation.

The Shirley Police Department has not released the name of the individual pending further proceedings.

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