An allegedly intoxicated motorist driving a pickup truck on the wrong side of the road nearly crashed into a police cruiser during the recent blizzard, according to the Hanover Police Department. Just before 5 p.m. Feb. 8 — an hour after Governor Deval Patrick ordered all non-essential drivers from the roadways — an officer noticed a truck swerving across Webster Street and crashing into snow banks. According to a police officer, who activated lights and a siren in an attempt to pull over the vehicle, the motorist accelerated into a snow bank and a mailbox, then reversed, nearly running over the approaching officer. William J. Dyer, 22, of Abington was charged with failing to stop for police, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, drunken driving, negligent driving, violating marked lanes, assault with a dangerous weapon, an equipment violation, and violating the state ban on driving during the blizzard.
Drunk driver crashed during the blizzard, cops say
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