FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A North Attleboro man was sentenced to serve three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to driving drunk four times.
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Gordon Davis, 47, was charged with OUI-4th Offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage and assault.
In November of 2017, prosecutors say Davis was driving on I-195 East in Somerset when he sideswiped another vehicle. He then took off from the scene and was seen by eyewitnesses swerving across traffic.
He then exited I-195 at Exit 7 in Fall River. At that time, prosecutors say the driver who was sideswiped was following Davis while on the phone with police.
Massachusetts State Police troopers were able to locate Davis in Fall River and stopped his vehicle. According to prosecutors, Davis smelled of alcohol and had open beer cans inside his vehicle.
After failing a sobriety test, Davis was taken into custody. He was also described by police as being extremely belligerent.
“This defendant is a menace on the roadways with his history of drunken driving convictions,” Quinn said. “Fortunately no one was injured because of his inebriated state. He is clearly a danger to the community and needs to be kept off the street.”