Local Woman Arrested for 3rd OUI
A local woman was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with her third drunken driving offense.
A local woman who allegedly caused a disturbance on Washington Street early Sunday morning was later arrested and charged with her third drunken driving offense.
Anne Green, 44, of 164 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, pleaded not guilty in Lynn District Court Monday to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and disorderly conduct.
At 12:15 a.m., police responded to 272 Washington St. after a resident there reported a woman screaming obscenities and throwing trash in the street. The witness reportedly told police he wanted them to be aware of the incident because "there has been a lot going on in the neighborhood lately."
Shortly after, police were flagged down by a construction worker who was working inside of 5 Corners Kitchen who said he saw a woman matching the description given by the initial caller. The man said she was "stumbling down the street," and said she fell down, got up and walked into a street sign, according to court documents.
The construction worker reportedly told police he saw the woman get into a tan Toyota sedan and drive outbound on Atlantic Avenue, blowing through a series of stop signs.
Officer Brendan Finnegan later caught up with a tan Toyota at the intersection of Ocean and Atlantic avenues and reported that it was "swerving from left to right in the outbound lane" and took a hard left into a driveway at 146 Atlantic Ave.
When she exited the vehicle to walk inside, officers noted that Green appeared unsteady on her feet and was emitting an "overwhelming odor of alcohol."
After refusing to submit to a series of field sobriety tests, Green was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense. She reportedly swore at arresting officers and kicked the cruiser door on the way back to the station.
During the booking process, Green reportedly continued her expletive-laced tirade, became combative, refused to have her photograph taken and said "if I'm drunk and run over a kid, nobody (expletive) cares," according to court documents.
When she was told she was under arrest for her third OUI offense, she reportedly told officers "What's the big deal? Nothing is going to happen to me anyway."
The penalty for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense, is a mandatory 150-day jail sentence. Green is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 14 for a pretrial hearing.