Thursday, December 19, 2013
Police Report: Arrest for Texting while Driving.
About 12:00 PM, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, I, Officer ------ in the unmarked 1B20 unit observed the operator of a gray Volvo Sedan texting while driving, in the adjacent lane on Commonwealth Ave. The vehicle turned right into an alleyway next to St. Paul St. Then turned left onto Dummer St. The operator continued to use his mobile device the entire time. I activated my low profile emergency lights and safely initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of St. Paul St. and Dummer St. All streets listed are public ways in the Town of Brookline.
I approached the vehicle with my badge displayed and identified myself as a police officer. I advised the operator as to the reason for the stop. The operator was identified as ------ . A query of with the registry of motor vehicles, using my cruiser laptop, revealed that had a revoked drivers license. This information was confirmed to be accurate by Brookline Dispatch.
------- was placed under arrest and transported to the station by Officer ------ in the marked 544 unit, followed by Officer in the marked 543 unit. was booked by SGT with the assistance of booking Officers.
------- was charged with the following Offenses:
(MGL 90:23) Operating After Revocation (License)
(MGL 90:13B) Texting while Driving.
l was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for the above listed offenses.