On the evening of Monday, March 27, 2017, I was assigned to marked unit E-3. At 17:23 hrs, I was dispatched along with E-1 Ofc. Schneider to 93 School Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. While in route to the location Somerville dispatch had updated us that the male party involved was acting very erratic. Upon our arrival, I observed a black male yelling at the female operator of the involved motor vehicle. The black male later identified as Weldon Tucker, was instructed to speak with Officer Schneider off to the side.
It was at this point, I spoke to the female operator of the struck motor vehicle later identified as XXXXX. XXXXX stated that she had slowed her vehicle for a pedestrian in a clearly marked crosswalk when she was struck in the rear by Mr. Tucker. Mr. Tucker’s car had sustained substantial damage to the front end as a result of striking the rear of XXXXX’s motor vehicle. As I, made my way over to Officer Schneider he immediately informed me of the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Officer Schneider asked Mr. Tucker if he would take a field sobriety test to which he replied yes. After the completion of the field sobriety tests, Officer Schneider informed me he believed Mr. Tucker to be under the influence of a alcoholic beverage. Mr. Tucker was placed in to custody for the crime of 90/24/J operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. (Please refer to Officer Schneider’s report for the sobriety testing).
Unit #200 was requested to transport Mr. Tucker to the Somerville Police department where he would be booked in the usual manner by the shift commander Lt. A Rymill. Mr. Tucker was given the opportunity to supply a breath sample which he agreed to. The model of the Alcotest machine is Alcotest 9510, the test was given Officer J. Teves it came back with a BAC of 0.27%. A Massachusetts uniform citation will be issued for C/90 S/24J operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, and C90/ S24E negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Mr. Tucker’s vehicle was towed from the scene via Pat’s Tow Service.
Officer Robert M. Pasqualino #271
Somerville Police Department