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December 5, 2012

Rockport Police/Fire: Rockport woman faces several charges

Rockport Police/Fire

ROCKPORT — A Rockport woman is facing a charge of operating under the influence after she allegedly continued driving after striking a stop sign on South Street Monday night.

According to police, residents called to report an erratic driver on South Street at about 6:40 p.m. When police arrived and tried to stop the driver, Susan Nilsson, 53, of Highview Road in Rockport, pulled away. Police said she then hit a stop sign and continued driving. Police soon caught up with her, and she was arrested at the scene.

In addition to operating under the influence of alcohol, she was also charged with driving with an open container and leaving the scene of property damage.

Police responded to an alarm around 1 p.m. on Monday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Officers who responded, however, said they could find no reason for the alarm.

Police assisted an elderly resident off the floor on Millbrook Park Monday night, shortly before 9.

A female Jerdans Lane resident was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital Tuesday at 8:17 a.m.

Glass and window pieces were reported in the middle of Main Street. Police notified the Department of Public Works, which responded.

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

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