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Tewksbury Crash Leads to OUI Charges for Chelmsford Woman

An arrest does not indicate a conviction in these excerpts from the Tewksbury Police Department.

Tewksbury Police arrested a Chelmsford woman over the weekend. (File Photo)
Tewksbury Police arrested a Chelmsford woman over the weekend. (File Photo)
A Chelmsford woman was arrested over the weekend following a Tewksbury crash that involved multiple vehicles.

On Saturday at 8:02 p.m., a 911 caller reported a three-car crash with entrapment and possible injuries on Main Street in Tewksbury.

Multiple emergency responders arrived at the scene, according to the Tewksbury Police Log. 

Though involved parties at the scene of the crash declined medical treatment, one person was taken into custody by Tewksbury Police.

Valerie A. Gardner, 55, of 14 Delwood Road, Chelmsford, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Sayona April 04, 2014 at 01:26 PM
What's the dif between DUI and OUI?? anyone???
Matt Schooley April 04, 2014 at 03:32 PM
According to a quick search I did, it's a state-specific thing for Massachusetts. "Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 Sections 24 and Section 24D explains Massachusetts OUI penalties. In Massachusetts, the law refers to certain drunk driving offenses as “Operating Under the Influence,” or “OUI.” Some other states use the term DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated.) However, under Massachusetts law, they all mean the same thing and carry the same criminal penalties if convicted."
Sayona April 04, 2014 at 03:48 PM
Thanks Matt. So like influence can also means other things like drugs, just a more blanket statement sort of thing. WOW a real editor. And cute. I like.

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