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Woman Arrested for Fourth OUI, Man Cuffed Near North Chelmsford Home

The following information was supplied by the Chelmsford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Chelmsford Police made several arrests in recent days.
Chelmsford Police made several arrests in recent days.
Chelmsford Police Department officers made several arrests in recent days. Below are those arrests, which do not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Feb. 17
  • Chelmsford Police arrested Benjamin T. Leviton, 30, of 831 Shriber Circle, Lake Mary, Fla., on an outstanding warrant.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • Linda J. Yates, 59, of 255 North Road, Chelmsford, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, fourth offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle after a revoked license, and operating a motor vehicle recklessly to endanger. According to the Lowell Sun, the charges come after Yates was allegedly behind the wheel having taken sleep medication and consumed wine. The newspaper reported that Yates crashed into several snow banks and fled from police, accusations her attorney denies.
Friday, Feb. 21
  • Allan L. Jones IV, 27, of 18 Chatham Street, Chelmsford, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.
  • Joshua Tavares, 24, of 186 Father Morrissette Blvd., Lowell, was taken into custody on a warrant for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle.
Saturday, Feb. 22
  • Following a traffic stop, officers arrested Bartlett J. Silva, 54, of 1378 Gorham Street, Lowell. Silva was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended, operating a motor vehicle after a revoked registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and warrants for related motor vehicle offenses.
Sunday, Feb. 23
  • After stopping a driver within several hundred feet of his home, Chelmsford Police took one man into custody. Dennis C. Vincent, 60, of E47 Scotty Hollow Drive, North Chelmsford, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle recklessly to endanger. The pick up truck Vincent was driving was towed from the scene. There were multiple sets of tire marks in the snow banks in the area of Scotty Hollow Drive, where the truck was stopped.
Iron Mike February 26, 2014 at 08:37 AM
There is a YouTube video already posted of Ms. Yates' arraignment. With this 4th DUI – she's s cinch to win election to our Massachusetts Legislature!
Rob C February 26, 2014 at 09:49 AM
With the DUI laws the way they are, she should have already been in jail for 180 days minimum and faces 1-5 years for the fourth. Has she actually spent any time in jail for the first three and will she actually spend a day in jail for the fourth? You hear about people being in their 20's and getting their 6th and 7th DUI, with the mandatory jail time in the law, they shouldn't even have been on the streets to be driving. Whats the point of mandatory penalties if they are not enforced by the courts?
Iron Mike February 26, 2014 at 09:59 AM
There are and have been for years a number of our 'state lawmakers' who are attorneys in private practice,....and who make a VERY GOOD LIVING defending DUIs and Drug Possession Cases.... So hypocrisy reigns – in the legislature, in the courts, in the parole system... Keep electing Democrats, and keep passing new laws every time the unenforced old ones 'aren't working'...
Sunny February 26, 2014 at 02:13 PM
These multiple DUIs especially one charged with homicide should spend some time in rehab center or forensic lab observing what they did. The TLC show ER with all stupid accidents such severed fingers. I thought that if you had too many DUIs, your license is taken away. Where are getting the car? Gastric Bypass for people to lose weight; invent gadget to stop drink. Find out where they drink and who supply liquor.

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