A suspected DUI motorist was in police custody last weekend after allegedly destroying a traffic light and a private property in Milford, Massachusetts. Milford Police officers arrested the suspect at night on Saturday, May 30, stemming from the crash, which requires the expertise of a drunk driving attorney.
According to the Milford Police Department, the non-injury crash played out just before midnight on Main Street, south of Draper Memorial Park. Police said the suspect, identified as Patricio Mota, a 43-year-old Milford local, crashed his vehicle at an intersection near the department’s headquarters. No other vehicle was involved in the traffic collision, nor did any casualty result from the solo crash.
Preliminary investigations showed Morta was the driver and sole occupant of a Nissan Altima driving along Main Street. Upon approaching the road’s intersection with Water Street, the motorist struck a traffic light, causing it to fall onto a Honda Civic parked in the area.
The driver continued on his way after the collision and made a turn onto Franklin Street, the seat of the Milford Police Department headquarters. Officers intercepted Morta a few miles away, as he approached the intersection of Chestnut and Franklin streets.
They detained him on charges of resisting arrest, operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol, and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. The reports confirmed the Milford Highway Department replaced the damaged traffic light with a temporary stop sign.
Motorists involved in DUI-related charges should endeavor to seek counsel and legal representation from a drunk driving attorney as soon as possible.
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