A Plympton man is facing his sixth drunken driving charge and possible loss of license for life after he allegedly drove his pickup truck erratically in Carver, police said.
The incident began when Carver police received a report at about 6 p.m. Tuesday of a gray pickup swerving across marked lanes on Tremont Street. After initially not being able to locate the truck, police got calls three hours later that a similar truck was operating erratically on Plymouth Street and through the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot on North Main Street.
Police Chief Marc Duphily and three other officers found the truck, a 2003 Dodge Dakota, a short time later behind Shaw’s and arrested the operator, 49-year-old David Durling.
Durling refused to take a chemical breath test or field sobriety test, police said. As a result, his license was suspended until June 1, 2015, according to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
At his arraignment in Wareham District Court on Wednesday, Durling was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation, police said. He pleaded not guilty and is being held on $2,500 cash bail, and will appear in court Jan. 3 for a pretrial hearing, according to a clerk.
If Durling is convicted, it will be his fifth alcohol-related driving conviction, and he will lose his license for the rest of his life, officials said.