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Dorchester man arrested in Lincoln on 9th drunken driving charge

Victor Rosa
Victor Rosa Lincoln Police

A Dorchester man has been charged with driving while intoxicated for the ninth time, according to Lincoln police, who said they pulled him over with a child in his vehicle.

Victor Rosa, 61, was stopped on Saturday about 3:30 p.m. on Route 2, according to police.

Lieutant Sean Kennedy said Rosa had eight convictions for drunken driving. He said he could not discuss many details of the latest case because the police report had been impounded in court.

Rosa was ordered held without bail Monday in Concord District Court, Kennedy said. He has a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday. The child was between 8 and 12 years old, police said.


“There’s no place for drinking and having a kid in the car, as well as drinking enough to be intoxicated,” Kennedy said. “Thousands of people are affected by this behavior every year.”

Police said Rosa is charged with operating while intoxicated, OUI child endangerment, operating with a suspended license, having an open container, a marked lane violation, and a child seat belt violation.

According to documents from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rosa got his driver’s license in 1982 and faced his first OUI charge less than a year later. He eventually was given a lifetime license revocation, the records show.

Andy Rosen can be reached at andrew.rosen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andyrosen.