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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.

FAKE NAME # 347 September 02, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Well that is a great story mike  thank you for clarifying !!!         I think the police should read that and drop the charges right now    And thank Glenn for avoiding a head on collision with an oncoming car while driving into Marblehead at 12:53am early Thursday morning. !!!!!
Sandy Curb September 02, 2012 at 05:53 PM
We are lucky to have Glenn as a part of our community! He is willing to risk his safety, his passengers safety and his truck to keep us safe. As the days pass I'm sure the police will bring charges against the home owner who's house slammed into Glenn's truck. Thank you Glenn, and thank you Mike James. Oh and while I'm at it...Glenn sue the town, that sand is a real danger. Would never have happened if not for the sand.
I.M. American September 02, 2012 at 07:41 PM
I thought in America you were innocent until proven guilty? I am shocked by the tone of some of the comments on the blog. Every parent should read this story and say "there by the grace of God, go I." Don't be so sure that your own kids couldn't be in the same situation very easily.......driving a little too fast for the road and the surface late at night after a drink or two. Have you ever seen stories on TV about parents that put a hidden cam in their car to monitor their kids driving habits......do you think your own kids have never driven and texted or driven with a drink or two ( or worse) under their belts? Don't assume that the details in the article indicate the driver's intoxication either.......vomiting, confusion and falling asleep are all classic signs of concussion. Be thankful that it was property damage that can be repaired or replaced, and no one ended up dead or maimed, and some life lessons have hopefully been learned.
Mike James September 03, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I'm flattered Oldtown. Maybe I should consider going back to school for a few more years. I am a concerned friend who is happy no one was hurt. As for Martha and her family, I send my deepest appologies for the startling awakening and excessive damage that was done. It was a terrible accident that must have left them very rattled as well. I hope that you can someday forgive Glenn for rolling his truck onto your property.
gumshoe September 28, 2012 at 03:54 AM
maybe they should write him a traffic ticket

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