GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

March 20, 2013

Woman, 76, faces DUI charge after crash

A 76-year-old Gloucester woman is facing drunken driving charges after the vehicle she was driving struck a parked car on Maplewood Avenue and pushed it some 75 feet St. Patrick’s Day night.

Police said an officer found Beatrice V. Robbins of Cleveland Place still sitting behind the wheel, with one hand bleeding, when crews responded to the Sunday night crash at 9:04 p.m.

An officer noticed the smell of alcohol on her breath and asked Robbins to perform sobriety tests, three of which she failed.

Robbins admitted to sufficient facts on the drunken driving charge in Gloucester District Court, but the case was continued without a finding to next year, according to court documents. The judge ordered Robbins to pay $600 in court fees and assessments at a pre-trial hearing held Monday.

When police asked Robbins what had caused the accident, she told an officer she was turning onto Cleveland Street and hit a car parked on the corner, police said. But, an officer noted that the vehicle she struck was more than 75 feet from that intersection.

Police said Robbins had struck the rear side of that vehicle, forcing it into a telephone pole.

Robbins told police she had had “a few glasses of wine” at the Rhumb Line Bar & Restaurant on Railroad Avenue before driving that St. Patrick’s Day evening.

The vehicle that Robbins’ car had struck was towed away, and police provided the owner with Robbins’ information. Robbins’ vehicle was also towed because of damage to the front driver’s side of the car, police said.

Police seized and destroyed Robbins’ driver’s license and police notified Robbins of her license suspension.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground