Driver Arraigned for Alleged OUI Roll-Over
A local man was arraigned on drunk driving charges in Lynn District Court Friday afternoon.
The local man accused of rolling his pickup truck into two vehicles and a garage on Lafayette Street while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs early Thursday morning denied charges in court Friday afternoon.
Glenn S. Freeman, 22, of 18 Tidewinds Terrace, Marblehead, pleaded not guilty in Lynn District Court to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs (Adderall) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
At 12:53 a.m., police received multiple reports of a roll-over accident in the area of 117 Lafayette St. and responding officers reportedly found Freeman's 2001 Chevy pickup "resting on its passenger side on top of the two vehicles parked in the driveway."
Freeman and a male passenger were reportedly uninjured in the accident, which damaged the home as well as a 2006 BMW and a 2008 BMW, and officer Brendan M. Finnegan noted that he could "detect a strong odor of alcoholic beverage" while interviewing Freeman, according to court documents.
Freeman reportedly admitted to taking Adderall and drinking two mixed drinks at Bangkok Paradise in Salem before the accident occurred. He reportedly slurred his speech while being interviewed and was unable to provide officers with his correct home address, according to Finnegan's report.
Freeman was transported to Salem Hospital to be evaluated for any injuries he may have sustained in the accident and reportedly refused to submit to a chemical breath test or provide blood, according to court documents.
He allegedly vomited while waiting to be treated at the hospital and fell asleep while waiting for a CT scan, police reported.
During his arraignment Friday, a judge granted a request from Assistant District Attorney Lisa Core to order that Bangkok Paradise turn over any receipts that could be tied to Freeman so that they could determine how long he was there and how much he had to drink, according to court documents.
Freeman was ordered released on his own recognizance on the condition that he not operate a motor vehicle. He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 28 for a pretrial hearing.