LUDLOW — Chief Daniel Valadas reports the Ludlow Police Department arrested two individuals on drug-related charges following a hit-and-run crash on Sunday.
GREGORY J. PRINCE, AGE 51, OF LUDLOW was arrested and charged with:
- Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (Narcotic Analgesic)
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Property Damage
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License (Subsequent Offense)
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration
- Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
NICHOLE A. DUPUIS, AGE 31, OF LUDLOW was arrested and charged with:
- Possession of a Class A Substance (Heroin)
- Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine)
On Sunday, March 28 at approximately 7 p.m., Ludlow Police responded to the area of East Street and Chapin Street for a reported hit-and-run crash involving two motor vehicles. No one was injured in the crash. One of the drivers called 911 and provided a description after the second vehicle — a green 1999 Toyota Camry — reportedly fled the scene, heading westbound on Chapin Street.
Ludlow Police located and pulled over the vehicle a short time later on Russell Street near the Chicopee town line. The driver, identified as PRINCE, showed signs of impairment and subsequently failed a roadside assessment. During the investigation, police also found that the passenger, identified as DUPUIS, was in possession of substances believed to be heroin and crack cocaine. The two were taken into custody and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
PRINCE is being held without bail and DUPUIS is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. Both are expected to be arraigned at the Palmer District Court today.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.