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Belmont man arrested for reportedly driving under the influence


LEXINGTON, Mass. ( – A Belmont man was arrested Monday for driving under the influence after he reportedly struck a guardrail in the area of Route 128 in Burlington.

Charles E. Connelly, 55, has been charged with operating under the influence of drugs, possession of a class A substance, possession of a class E substance, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and failure to stop for the police.

Massachusetts State Police received calls Monday that a person was driving erratically and even struck a guardrail on Route 128. Troopers eventually located the car in Lexington and followed the vehicle.

Connolly reportedly stopped in the breakdown lane after a brief pursuit.

Connelly was released on bail and arraigned Tuesday morning at Concord District Court.