, Gloucester, MA

March 5, 2013

Gloucester man facing OUI, marked lanes violation charges


By James Niedzinski
Staff Writer

---- — Police stopped a city man on East Main Street Friday at 10 p.m. near Amero Court when he was seen driving with an orange parking cone stuck under his car.

In the report, police allege the driver, 52-year-old David Tupman of Caledonia Place had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath.

Additionally, Tupman failed several field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol content was 0.17 percent, more than twice the legal limit, the report stated. According to the police report, Tupman said he had “had a few drinks” at the Moose Club.

Tupman was charged with a marked lanes violation and driving while under the influence of alcohol; his vehicle was towed from the area.

The Gloucester Police department received a call from the Bristol, N.H., Police Department on Friday about a 1-month-old infant being bitten by a Gloucester woman’s dog while the Bristol family was in Gloucester.

According to the Gloucester police report, Bristol officers checked with the family, found the infant was in good condition, that the dog belonged to a Church Street resident, and he dog was up to date on it’s shots.

Additionally, the report indicates the Gloucester Police Department was not notified about the incident when it happened on Feb. 28. The animal control officer was notified.

Two separate incidences about two sets of lion statues being stolen were reported to police throughout the weekend.

On Friday, shortly after 1 p.m., a Gould Court resident reported his set stolen from his property, which he valued at about $500.

On Sunday, just before 11 a.m., a Middle Street resident reported her set of cement lion statues stolen as well. The Middle Street resident described her set as roughly 2 feet tall and weighing 50 pounds each.

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