Man Sped Through Red Light, Charged with OUI

The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges do not imply conviction.

January 3


5:10 p.m.: While traveling west on Beacon Street at the intersection Washington Street, where the signal turned red. A loud engine accelerated and a large pick-up truck flew through the red light. At this point, the officer pursued the driver and turned on the lights. The driver did not pull over, so the officer hit the siren. The driver finally pulled over at Beacon Street and Williston Road, about two blocks away from the origin of the stop.

When the officer asked for the driver’s registration, the driver handed the officer several pieces of paper that were not the registration. Finally, the officer had to point out which piece of paper was the registration. At this point, the officer could smell an odor of alcohol and the driver said that he had not been drinking.

Taking into account that the driver was fumbling for his registration, his eyes were bloodshot/glossy, the odor of alcohol and the driving behavior, the officer decided that the driver was intoxicated and called in a field sobriety test. After the test, officers arrested Ilya Koshcheyev, 48, of 1461 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, and charged him with OUI-alcohol and failing to stop for a red light.


January 4 

12:20 p.m.: While on patrol in the Brookline Village, an officer observed a 1998 Acura sedan with an expired inspection sticker. The officer asked for the driver’s license, which was suspended. The officer arrested David Thompson, 34,  of 126 MSGR Lydon Way, Dorchester and charged him with operating after suspension and an outstanding warrant.

4:10 p.m.: An officer observed a speeding car heading eastbound on Boylston Street. A van was traveling at about 47 mph in a 30 mph zone near Boylston and High Street when the officer pulled them over. The driver reportedly denied traveling that fast. When the officer asked for the driver’s license, the driver refused to retrieve it. When the officer asked for the last time, the driver held out his license and would not let it go. A computer check showed his license was suspended, his right to operate was suspended and it was non-renewable. Officers charged Rondell Nalls, 21, of 10 Wainwright St. and charged him with speeding and operating after a suspension.

7:30 p.m.: Officers observed a driver heading south on Washington Street with an expired inspection sticker. The officer ran the driver’s license and found it was suspended and non-renewable. Officers arrested Travis Harrington, 26, of 51 Riverside Street, Watertown and charged him with operating after suspension and failing to submit a motor vehicle for inspection.

11:00 p.m.:  An officer ran the plate of a driver heading south on Harvard Street when the officer discovered two warrants out of Roxbury District Court. Officers pulled the driver over and confirmed that the driver was the one who was wanted in these warrants. Officers arrested Jeffery Leggett, 46, 168 Seaver Street, Dorchester, MA on the warrants. Perfection Towing towed the vehicle.



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