Travel New England had a front-row seat for a crash on American Legion Highway at 6:30 this morning that we'd love to hear the excuse for:
The crash comes just a couple days after another crash at American Legion and Cummins Highway - which resulted in an arrest, although not because of the way the driver allegedly managed to slam into the curb hard enough to cause major front-end damage, activate the air bags and bring a nearby detail cop running.
According to police, the driver of the Acura that ended up curbed around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, got out and began walking away, up Cummins towards the Stop & Shop, as did his passenger:
As the officer continued towards the males to inquire if they had been injured and to ascertain what had occurred in the moments leading up to the crash, the two males refused to speak with him and continued on their way.
Officers caught up with one of the males, believed to be the operator, in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop while the second male made an abrupt stop when he observed the police cruisers having stopped the operator. The second male turned around and placed an object into his jacket pocket, before removing it and tying it around his waist. The second male pushed passed the officer, intentionally bumping into him. The officer was able to apprehend the male with the assistance of additional units, recovering a gray and brown RG model RG 26, .25 caliber firearm which was unloaded and inside of the male’s jacket pocket. Additionally, two knives were seized from the male’s waistband. The male was taken into custody.
Police issued the driver a summons because he doesn't have a driver's license. The passenger, Hermon Sherif, 22, of Dorchester, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, police say.