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Police Log: Driver Refuses To Pull Over, Leads Tewksbury Police On Chase Down Route 495

Aug 16, 2016 05:26AM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

A New Hampshire man is facing a litany of charges after leading Tewksbury Police on an multi-town chase over the weekend.
According to a Tewksbury Police report, David F. Otte, 54, 11 Amanda Drive, Hudson, NH, was driving a vehicle on Route 38, Satu
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 rday at around 12:30 a.m., when an officer tried to pull him over for running a red light. Rather than stop, Otte pulled onto Route 495 south and led the officer on a chase for several miles. A second Tewksbury officer joined in the pursuit.
Finally, Otte exited 495 onto Route 119 in the direction of Groton. Tewksbury Dispatch notified State Police and Groton Police.
Otte finally gave up and pulled over in Groton. After a brief investigation, he was placed under arrest. Otte is charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), failure to stop for a police officer, marked lanes violation, illegally attaching plates, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, obstruction of an emergency vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. According to information published in the Union Leader, Otte had his license revoked for a DWI earlier this year.

Additional Arrests:
  • Joseph Leonardson, 19, 318 Watchung Ave., Orange, NJ, was arrested on Aug. 13 on a default warrant for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding, as well as new charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a license plate violation.
  • Joseph F. Arsenault, 44, 410 Pinnacle St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Aug. 10 and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license (3rd or subsequent offense) and failure to stop or yield.
  • Shane Ripley-O'Neil, 19, 12 Tidd Ave., Woburn, was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged with being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol. He was also arrested on a warrant for conspiracy to violate state drug laws.

Additional Calls:
  • Monday, Aug. 15, 6:44 a.m. -- A Marion Road resident called Police and reported two of his vehicles had been broken into some time overnight. Two officers were sent to the scene and a report was filed.
  • Monday, Aug. 15, 7:09 a.m. -- A North Street resident called Police and reported that her vehicles had been broken into overnight. Two officers were sent to the address and a report was filed.
  • Sunday, Aug. 14, 4:54 p.m. -- Dispatch received a 911 call from a Florence Avenue address concerning a dispute over the sale of a car. Apparently, the engine was bad. Two officers were sent to the scene. A report was filed.
  • Saturday, Aug. 13, 9:03 p.m. -- A caller reported a large bonfire burning at an Anthony Road address. A fire engine and an officer were sent to the scene. The engine reported that the homeowner had been spoken to and would be extinguishing the fire.
  • Saturday, Aug. 13, 12:15 p.m. -- A woman walked into Police Headquarters and wanted to speak to an officer about items stolen from her Tanglewood Avenue residence while she was on vacation. An officer spoke with the woman and a report was filed.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:16 p.m. -- Police received multiple calls from people reporting a German Shepherd running loose in the vicinity of The Barkery, 553 Main St. The Animal Control Officer was called but was not on duty at the time.
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