Arlington Police Chief Arrests Uber Driver and Repeat Offender for OUI After Suspect Nearly Crashes into Dunkin Donuts

Arlington Police Department
Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 5, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Arlington Police Chief Arrests Uber Driver and Repeat Offender for OUI After Suspect Nearly Crashes into Dunkin Donuts

DENYS N. CORSO, AGE 49, OF ARLINGTON was arrested by Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan after he nearly struck a Dunkin Donuts while allegedly driving while high on drugs.(Arlington Police Department booking photo)

ARLINGTON — Police Chief Frederick Ryan arrested a man today after a motor vehicle drove over a curb and flower bed and nearly struck a Dunkin Donuts location.

As a result of the Chief’s actions and an on-scene investigation, DENYS N. CORSO AGE 49, OF ARLINGTON was arrested and charged with:

  • Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (Subsequent Offense)
  • Operating to Endanger
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Chief Ryan was standing outside the restaurant speaking to a resident when a blue Ford Explorer entered the parking lot and drove over the curb, coming close to the building, before the driver eventually came to rest in a parking space, but with the vehicle’s two front wheels over the curb and on the elevated walkway. The Chief made contact with the driver, CORSO, who apparently did not realize his vehicle was parked on the walkway.

Officer Michael Foley then arrived and led an on-scene investigation into the incident.

CORSO appeared confused and displayed obvious signs of impairment. During the investigation, CORSO repeatedly told officers that he was an Uber driver and needed to get to work.

After failing several sobriety tests, CORSO was arrested. Further investigation by Officer Foley indicated that CORSO may have used opioids prior to his arrival at the Dunkin Donuts, and an inventory of his vehicle turned up several unknown pills that will be logged into evidence and tested.

“This was a dangerous situation, where an individual allegedly under the influence of drugs drove recklessly through a busy parking lot and nearly struck a building,” Chief Ryan said. “What matters most is that no innocent people were hurt.”

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