GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

September 13, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: No charges filed in 'distracted' crash case

Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — A woman who told police she was “distracted by her phone” struck a parked vehicle on Prospect Street Wednesday about 1:49 p.m., damaging the parked vehicle’s door, mirror and tire.

The 21-year-old driver does not face charges, and a baby who was in the 21-year-old’s vehicle at the time of the crash was uninjured, according to paramedics.

Police said the woman agreed to pay for damages to the parked vehicle.

A 41-year-old Cherry Street woman was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license Wednesday about 2 p.m., after police stopped her on Dale Avenue.

Police had run a random license plate reader scan of Jennifer E. Shairs’s license plate, which found that Shairs’s license was suspended and non-renewable.

A man pulled what he reported to police was a dog carcass from the waters of Gloucester Harbor near Cape Pond Ice’s wharf Wednesday about 4:20 p.m.

Police were unsure of how long the carcass had been in the water, but noted that part of its face “appears” to be missing. Officers called animal control to investigate.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.