Boston Police report a Maine man driving on the wrong side of Columbia Road in Uphams Corner early this morning tried to escape police by getting back onto the right side and speed away, only to get stuck on a median, where his rear wheels spun uselessly as the officers approached.
Now the 70-year-old man is under arrest on gun charges and in a hospital for evaluation, police say.
Police say that officers on routine patrol around 1:45 a.m. spotted the man, driving very slowly towards Blue Hill Avenue, shift onto the left side of the road just past Dudley Street.
At this time the officers activated the blue lights and siren on their cruiser and attempted to make a stop of the car. The operator of the vehicle then attempted to drive over the median in the road, and the vehicle became stuck on the median. The officers approached the vehicle which the operator was still attempting to drive. Officers gave commands to turn off the vehicle but the operator continued to try and drive away. Officers could hear the engine rev loudly and observed the back tires spinning. Officers were able to open the driver’s door and turn the vehicle off.
Police say EMS was called to take the man to a local hospital for evaluation. Before they had the car towed away, the officers conducted an inventory search and found three guns in a bag.
The man, whom police did not name, will be arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on three counts of illegal possession of a firearm and operating with a suspended license, police say.