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November 23, 2012

Teen faces DUI charges after hit-and-run

GLOUCESTER — An 18-year-old Gloucester man was arrested on charges including drunken driving, after police found him driving a vehicle missing one tire after having allegedly struck three parked vehicles on Centennial Avenue early Thanksgiving morning.

Police arrested David J. Sudbay of Lands End Lane about 1:18 a.m., after receiving a report of a hit-and-run vehicle accident and another report of a man driving a vehicle with only three wheels having thrown a case of beer, which police later identified as an 18-pack of Bud Light, out of the moving vehicle’s window onto Essex Avenue, according to police.

Police received the first call regarding Sudbay as a motor vehicle accident report, then received word that Sudbay had left the scene of the Centennial Avenue accident, where his vehicle had allegedly struck a parked motor vehicle, according to police. Police said Sudbay struck two vehicles parked on Centennial Avenue, one collision resulting in “extensive damage to the entire left side and the front end ripped right off” the parked vehicle.

Sudbay then allegedly drove onward and struck a third vehicle parked in a Centennial Avenue driveway, according to police. Police said Sudbay “must have” backed out of that driveway after striking the vehicle, then continued driving down Centennial Avenue onto Western Avenue.

Sudbay was parked at about 209 Essex Ave., near Tally’s Towing when an officer spotted his vehicle, according to police. Police said that when an officer asked Sudbay if he had been drinking, the man responded twice with “no.” But the officer, saying he smelled alcohol on Sudbay’s breath, asked him to perform three sobriety tests, and Sudbay failed all three tests — one that requires a person to stand on one foot, and another during which police asked Sudbay to slowly recite the alphabet, a through z, without singing. ”He skipped over several letters and recited letters that he already said,” police wrote in the report.

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