Police Log: Tanker Truck Driver Pulled Over for Driving 5-Ton Vehicle on Rte. 16

The following information was supplied by the Wellesley Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Driver Pulled Over, Arrested for Warrant-Related Motor Vehicle Related Charges

Scott E. Ashton, 33, of Manchester, N.H. was arrested on Route 9 last week for warrant related charges after being pulled over for a faulty brake light.

Office Conor Ashe was on patrol in the area Feb. 1 when he observed Ashton’s van’s right rear brake light was out. He pulled Ashton over, and upon doing a routine check of his license, Ashe found there was a warrant out for the driver’s arrest for motor vehicle related charges.

Passenger in Vehicle Arrested on Warrant-Related Charges

Terrance Rutledge, 31, of Roslindale was arrested last week on warrant-related charges after an officer conducted a routine check on his license revealing a warrant out for his arrest.

Wellesley Police Det. Christopher Connelly, on routine patrol on Route 9 Feb. 1, was traveling behind a vehicle with heavy rear damage and a defective brake light, according to Wellesley Police records clerk Sue Morse.

Connelly pulled the vehicle over and conducted a routine license check of the driver and her passenger Rutledge.

The check showed Rutledge had a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for operating a vehicle after his license had been suspended.

Tanker Truck Driver Arrested on Warrant-Related Charges, Pulled Over Because Truck Was Too Big For Road

A Wellesley Police officer pulled over a tanker truck driver on Washington Street last week, because his truck weighed too much to travel on the town’s main thoroughfare.

Officer Matt Farwell, on patrol near 260 Washington St. Feb. 4, observed a Freightliner tanker truck being driven by Michael McNeil, 30, of Lynn traveling on Washington Street between the Newton town line and Route 9, according to Morse.

Commercial vehicles weighing over 5 tons are excluded from the roadway, she said.

Farwell pulled the truck over, and a routine check of McNeil’s revealed there was a warrant out for his arrest for motor vehicle violations out of Chelsea District Court.

Driver Pulled Over for Faulty Tail and Number Plate Lights; Arrested for Drunken Driving

Michael Mark Herlihy, 25, of Medfield was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last week after being pulled over because his taillights were too tinted.

Officer Nate Derby observed a vehicle with tinted taillights and defective number plate lights – both violations of the law, according to Morse – traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 9 Feb. 5.

Derby stopped the vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcohol. Herlihy admitted he had a few beers, Morse said.

Herlihy was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, number plate violation and noncompliant after-market lighting.


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