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April 18, 2013

Rockport Police/Fire: Wakefield man faces OUI charge

Rockport Police/Fire

ROCKPORT — Police arrested a Wakefield man for allegedly driving drunk after responding to a car accident on Old County Road Tuesday around 11:15 p.m.

Joseph McCarthy, 18, is being charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and driving with an open container of alcohol.

Police said McCarthy drove through a town-owned fence and into some woods.

He was not seriously injured, however, and was released on personal recognizance pending his arraignment in Gloucester District Court.

Police assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Granite Street Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., but the vehicle had to be towed out of the area.

Around noon on Tuesday, a female was transported from the Whistlestop Mall to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

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

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