COHASSET — Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department arrested and charged a Scituate woman with her fourth OUI following a motor vehicle crash that took place early Sunday morning, Oct. 23.
LINDA BURLINGAME, AGE 62, of SCITUATE was charged with:
- Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (Fourth Offense)
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Marked Lanes Violation
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, Cohasset Police Sgt. Jeffrey Treanor and Officer Thomas Brown were dispatched to the area of the Border Street Bridge for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers observed an unoccupied, legally parked Audi SUV with rear-end damage and an occupied Honda sedan with heavy front-end damage parked and running a short distance away.
Officers approached the Honda sedan and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as BURLINGAME.
BURLINGAME appeared confused, refused medical attention and attempted to start her car to drive away. Officers advised BURLINGAME to turn off her vehicle.
BURLINGAME was instructed to step out of the Honda, but displayed obvious signs of impairment.
Based on the officers’ observations and communication with BURLINGAME, she was then taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Cohasset Police Department for booking.
BURLINGAME was arraigned today in Quincy District Court. She was released with a location and alcohol monitoring bracelet. She is expected to return to court on Dec. 13 for a pre-trial conference.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.