“Officer Jason Mazza observed a vehicle on Route 125 drive slowly by,” deputy police Chief Kathleen Jones said. “[The patrol officer] heard a loud noise and observed the car was missing the rear driver’s side tire, driven on its rim only. It wasn’t flat, there was no tire on it at all.”
Officer Jason Mazza pulled Short over and approached. Shockingly, the officer reported smelling a ‘strong odor of alcohol.’ Mazza questioned Short and noted that he appeared ‘disoriented.’
“Short believed at the time of the stop that he was in Methuen, Massachusetts,” Jones said. “He told the officer he couldn’t find a jack to change his tire, but couldn’t explain why there was no tire on the car.”
After failing a field sobriety test, a police search of the vehicle yielded a substance suspected to be marijuana and some paraphernalia. It was reported that police later determined Short’s BAC to be more than three times the legal limit. Short was charged with drug possession and aggravated DWI. He was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and has a Feb. court date.
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