OMGPD: Asleep at the Stop Light, a Troublesome Teen — Dressed as a Tree? — and More Police Oddities

Our weekly roundup of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

The Music Was Not Loud Enough...

A Burlington man was arrested on May 5 after he allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol and fell asleep behind the wheel of his car in Newton Corner.

According to Newton Police reports, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Washington Street and Centre Street for reports of a male party asleep behind the wheel of a red Mercedes.

When officers arrived, they found the car stopped at the traffic signal, just before the on-ramp to the Mass Pike.

Reports said the driver was asleep behind the wheel with the doors locked and loud music playing. The vehicle was running and in neutral.

Police said they noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming off the driver, who also had bloodshot/glassy eyes and slurred speech.

As a result, John Shin Kwak, 28, of Newton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and operating with a suspended license, police said: http://patch.com/A-4qqh

Trees and Lasers -- As Costumes

A resident called Wayland Police on to report that some teenagers were scaring children in the Overlook Road neighborhood. According to the caller, two teenagers — one "dressed as a tree" and the other wearing all black with "a laser on his head" — were causing the ruckus:  http://patch.com/A-4lN1


Me First!, No, Me First! 

On First Avenue in Needham, a business reported a spat between two delivery drivers: the two men were arguing over who would make the delivery first, at 8:30 a.m. Neither party pressed charges, and both were advised to contact Needham Police before they argue again: http://patch.com/A-4nKB


Not-Drunk Driver?

Also in Needham, police were dispatched to Highland Avenue at Walgreens. That's where police made contact with the driver of a green Subaru, a woman from Dover who reported she had been in an accident with another vehicle, which left after exchanging only a little bit of information. She said the driver of the other vehicle seemed to be intoxicated, although police say he was not intoxicated.So, he was not charged: http://patch.com/A-4mQ2 


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