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May 25, 2013

Manchester Police/Fire: Salem man faces Manchester DUI charge

Manchester Police/Fire

MANCHESTER — A Salem man is facing a charge of operating under the influence in the wake of a traffic stop that came Thursday night just after he had gotten onto southbound Route 128 at School Street.

According to police, Eric MacFarlane, 44, of Boardman Street, Salem, was allegedly driving erratically along School Street. A town police officer then followed him on School Street and up the southbound Route 128 on ramp.

Boardman was stopped just as he had driven onto the highway.

Town police received a call at 5:29 p.m. Thursday indicating that a couch had been dropped in the roadway along upper School Street.

Police notified the Department of Public Works, which responded and removed it from the street.

Police also received a call at 8:21 p.m. Thursday reporting trees down along Old Essex Road. The DPW also responded to that call, and cleared the roadway. The street was temporarily closed for the cleanup, but reopened later Thursday night.

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