Jeffrey Gillen, Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Groveland Police Arrest Haverhill Woman For OUI After Car Crashes into Gas Meters
National Grid on Scene Repairing Gas Leak
GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey Gillen reports that the Groveland Police Department arrested a woman this afternoon after she crashed her vehicle into an island of gas meters, causing a gas leak.
SHELLY M. SMITH, AGE 43, OF HAVERHILL is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol.
At 2:24 p.m., Groveland Police received a 911 call that a car had crashed into an island of exposed National Grid gas meters on 7 Star Road at Broad Street.
Police, along with Groveland Fire and Trinity Ambulance, responded to the scene. An on scene investigation revealed that SMITH was traveling eastbound on Broad Street attempting to turn onto 7 Star Road when she crashed her 2015 Nissan Murano into the gas meters.
The crash caused damage to one of the pipes, resulting in a gas leak. National Grid is currently on scene repairing the leak. Some natural gas customers in the area may lose service during repairs.
SMITH was treated on scene for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. She was then booked at the Groveland Police Department. She is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Haverhill District Court.
The incident remains under investigation by the Groveland Police Department.