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July 9, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: City man faces second drunken driving charge

A 60-year-old Highland Street man faces his second drunken driving charge in addition to an unlicensed driving charge and two other violations after police stopped him on Main Street about 7 a.m. Monday.

According to police reports, Kenneth C. Jenkins failed four field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol level tested at 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08

Police also confiscated an opened 1.75 liter bottle of Svedka orange cream flavored vodka that was about a third full and later “destroyed” the alcohol, the report indicated.

Police said they first noticed Jenkins’s vehicle early yesterday morning on Bass Avenue, when he proceeded through a traffic light that had just turned red. A license plate reader check confirmed that Jenkins’s license was expired and police began signaling him to stop.

He then drove onward along Eastern Avenue, then onto Main Street before stopping in front of Rose’s Oil.

Police leveled additional charges of a red light violation and an open container violation against Jenkins.

A pair caught smoking marijuana on a bench outside of the Rose Baker Senior Center about 4:20 p.m. Saturday received citations and $100 fines.

The man and woman told police they were both homeless and had been barred from the shelter for 30 days.

Police also saw that the man, Jonathan C. Trefry, 31, no relation to the officer by the same name, had been drinking vodka and issued him a criminal citation for drinking in public; they then dumped out the vodka.

A woman who fell to the ground from the second story balcony on her Heights of Cape Ann apartment Friday night is in fair condition after a medical helicopter transported her to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center around midnight.

When police arrived, they found the woman having a seizure on the ground. Police and witnesses held the woman’s body to protect her during the seizure then loaded her into an ambulance that drove her to the helicopter.

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