Reckless driver hits cop

On August 23, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

While directing traffic last Wednesday at the corner of Medford St. and Broadway, an area which was having its crosswalk repainted, two officers on paid detail witnessed an impatient driver go around four stopped cars then speed away, narrowly clipping one officer with the vehicle’s mirror, according to reports.

The officers noticed that the male driver, later identified as Adam Scott, 23, of Woburn, along with another male and two female passengers, were laughing as they raced down Broadway, police said, ignoring the officers’ orders to stop.

The vehicle’s plate was radioed in and a patrol unit stopped the car at Morrison Ave.

The two officers who reported the incident, including the one hit by the car, arrived to make an identification.

When ordered out of the car Scott reportedly refused, then slapped away the officer’s hands when an attempt was made to pull him out of the vehicle, according to reports.

Pepper spray was administered and Scott eventually complied, whereupon he exited the vehicle and was handcuffed. He was placed under arrest and charged with failure to stop for police, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.


3 Responses to “Reckless driver hits cop”

  1. A Moore says:

    Just one of the reasons I gave bicycling in Somerville. See similar stuff all day long here. For those of us on the road all day some of these drivers are just plain nuts. Even with 4 truck walls around me it’s not safe.

  2. co op says:

    what do you mean somerville?
    Last year seven State Troopers were run down aanndd killed!!!!

    sounds to me like somebody screaming in bucket to be heard.

  3. A Moore says:

    State troopers are nuts. I see them get out of their car right into the traffic. If I have to stop I go out the passenger side and you are still not safe. It’s crazy out there.

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