Interim Police Chief John McCarthy
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Gloucester Police Arrest Maine Man for 7th OUI Offense after He Strikes Pedestrian Walking in Crosswalk
GLOUCESTER — Interim Chief John McCarthy reports that the Gloucester Police Department arrested a man for his seventh drunk driving offense after he allegedly drove under the influence and struck a pedestrian who was walking in a crosswalk on Monday evening.
Gloucester Police and Fire responded at 6:30 p.m. to the area outside 4 Raymond St. for a reported motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, rescuers found an adult male victim laying in the road with injuries to his hands, arms, back and head. The victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with injuries that are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
An investigation indicated that the victim was struck by a 2010 GMC pickup truck. The driver had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. He subsequently failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested at the scene.
A records check indicated that the driver, JOSEPH A. NALLY, AGE 58, OF BUCKSPORT, MAINE had six prior convictions for operating under the influence of alcohol in Maine and Massachusetts, and he had a suspended license and should not have been driving at all.
The investigation also indicated that the victim saw the truck coming and put his arms up to signal NALLY to stop. He allegedly made no attempt to stop before striking the victim.
NALLY was charged with:
- Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Fifth Offense or Subsequent (Seventh Offense)
- Operating While License Suspended for OUI
- Crosswalk Violation
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License (Subsequent Offense)
- Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
NALLY was held pending his arraignment in Gloucester District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.