, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

July 30, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Woman faces third DUI after Extension stop

Gloucester Police/Fire

A Concord Street woman faces drunken driving charges for a third time, after police arrested the woman who was driving on the Route 128 Extension Sunday about 10:50 p.m.

Police initially stopped Tanya R. Vialpando, 37, for driving 70 miles per hour and crossing over the center lane on the Extension. But, as they illuminated the cruiser’s lights, she flicked on her right turn directional then pulled to the left before moving to the right lane to stop.

An officer offered Vialpando field sobriety tests, but after she failed the first one, she declared “(bleep) this, just give me a Breathalyzer,” according to the police report.

Also noting her glassy eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol on Vialpando’s breath, officers arrested her, charging her with a third offense of drunken driving, a marked lanes violation, and speeding.

The Gloucester police boat rescued a sinking 20-foot boat with three people aboard Saturday in the Annisquam River behind Gloucester High School.

The Coast Guard, firefighters and police officers rushed to the scene at 8:08 a.m. to assist the boat. The Gloucester police boat operators managed to escort the sinking boat to the ramp, where officers assisted in pumping water from the boat. The owner eventually loaded the boat on a trailer and removed it from the water.

Saturday’s beach weather drew sunbathers, swimmers — and a number of police issues — to Good Harbor Beach.

Riptides and high waves in the afternoon hours caused lifeguards to prohibit swimmers from venturing out in water higher than their waists. Lifeguards also closed off sections of the beach and assisted 20 to 30 swimmers who were stuck in the riptides.

Meanwhile, in the parking lot, a woman accidentally locked her two children in her air-conditioned car. The vehicle was still running when the air conditioner turned on until Tally’s arrived to assist her.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers