Pittsfield Crash in Stolen Truck Leads to Fourth OUI
Kevin O. Marshall, 49, of North Adams, racked up his fourth DUI after he allegedly stole a vehicle in Worcester and drove the 100 miles west to Pittsfield, where he was eventually arrested after he crashed into a stopped vehicle.
According to The Berkshire Eagle, police say that Marshall has a "history of stealing vehicles and taking them for rides" and he did just that when he stole a truck in Worcester Tuesday after the driver had stepped out to shovel some snow. Marshall then drove to Pittsfield and was eventually arrested after hitting a van stopped at an intersection around 3 p.m.
According to Pittsfield Police, the van was stopped at a stop sign at the corner of Taconic and South Streets. The driver of the vehicle said that after Marshall struck him trying to make a right off South St., he then backed up, tried to make the turn again, and struck the other vehicle for a second time.
When officers arrived at the scene and approached Marshall, he opened a beer drank it and continued drinking out another bottle of liquor. He also had a cooler containing an abundance of various other empty alcohol containers. Upon arrest, his blood-alcohol level was a .21 percent, almost three times the legal limit.
Marshall pled not guilty in Berkshire District Court to a fourth offense of operating under the influence and a bevy of other related charges and was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Wednesday.