• Police: Georgetown man attempts break-in, steals car, drives intoxicated


    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A Georgetown man accused of violating a restraining order was arraigned on multiple charges Monday, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol as a fourth offense, larceny of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property, operating with a suspended license, and resisting arrest.

    Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene of a Georgetown break-in Friday night after local police requested their assistance locating the suspect, 56-year-old Richard Ford, who had previously lived at the residence.

    Initially, troopers were unable to locate Ford, but additional investigation led authorities to Boston.

    Troopers in Boston located Ford inside a parked vehicle near the intersection of Friend Street and Valenti Way sometime after 1 a.m. on Saturday. He was reportedly slumped in the driver's seat and had blood on his face and bloody napkins in his lap. The keys were in the ignition, but when authorities checked the car's registration, they learned the vehicle had been reported stolen.

    According to troopers, Ford smelled strongly of alcohol and became violent when authorities woke him for questioning.

    Once under control, Ford told authorities that a woman on nearby Causeway Street had repeatedly struck him with an umbrella.

    Ford was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injuries, but declined to speak with police or submit to a breathalyzer test after being read his Miranda Rights.

    While entering Ford's arrest and noting his refusal to take a Breathalyzer test, troopers learned that Ford's driver's license had been revoked following his third OUI conviction in Haverhill four years ago.

    A Boston Municipal Court judge imposed $8,000 bail and dismissed the restraining order charge on the grounds that the offense occurred outside the jurisdiction.

    Immediately following his arraignment in Boston, Ford was held without bail on a warrant to be transported to Haverhill to answer on the breaking and entering case.

    Ford is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 29.

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