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January 16, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Student taken to hospital after crashing car

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — A Gloucester High School student was transported to Beverly Hospital complaining of severe back pain after he lost control of his car and had it roll over in the middle of the street at 7:31 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, Andreaz Saputo of 61 Western Ave., told police that he was rushing to school when he hit a large rock near 352 Western Ave.

The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the area; Saputo was issued a citation for speeding.

A city resident was arrested on a series of five warrants after police responded to his Main Street home and a call of reported domestic abuse.

Police responded shortly after 6 p.m. Monday to 332 Main St., where they found Michael Tobin at home. According to the police report, a woman at the scene told officers there had been an altercation, but that it was only verbal, as the two were yelling.

However, police soon checked and found out there were five warrants out for his arrest. The charges on the warrants were not indicated.

A driver who failed to slow down or stop for a tow truck driver at an emergency scene is now facing a charge of operating on a suspended license after being stopped Tuesday at 10 a.m. along Route 128.

According to police, an officer was assisting a disabled motor vehicle and had his emergency lights on as a Tally’s tow truck was leaving Route 128 southbound, near Exit 12 — the exit for Rust Island and Crafts Road.

As the tow truck was leaving, however, John Viens, 38 of Newton, N.H., failed to slow or move to another lane.

Police then discovered his license was suspended in Massachusetts. Viens told police he was staying at a friend’s house in the city.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at

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