UPDATE – 4/24/2023: AMY COOK, 48, of Merrimack, NH, was officially charged with OUI–DRUGS, OUI-LIQUOR OR .08%, NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, SPEEDING AT RATE OF SPEED EXCEEDING POSTED LIMIT, & FAILURE TO STOP FOR POLICE.
INITIAL HN REPORT – 4/23/2023:
HYANNIS / WEST YARMOUTH – A 49-year-old New Hampshire woman was arrested for drunk driving after leading police on a brief pursuit across the town line from Hyannis into Yarmouth last evening.
Shortly after midnight, Barnstable Police received a call from the passenger of a gray Dodge pickup truck traveling eastbound on Route 28 in Hyannis. According to radio transmissions, the passenger told police dispatch that her girlfriend was driving erratically.
Moments later – as can be seen in the following HN Video – a Barnstable Police patrolman can be heard in pursuit after the pickup reportedly failed to stop near the Yarmouth town line on Route 28 eastbound. The brief pursuit ended in a West Yarmouth hotel parking lot, a short distance from the Barnstable/Yarmouth town line.
The driver was placed in handcuffs after attempting field sobriety test. After being given a portable Breathalyzer test, the driver’s estimated blood alcohol content was reportedly double the legal limit, according to sources.
The driver is being charged with Failure to Stop for Police, OUI – Liquor, OUI – (prescription) Drugs, and Speeding. She was transported back to BPD Headquarters for booking and her pickup was towed from the scene.
The following HN Video highlights the call, pursuit and arrest…
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* The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. All defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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