Wareham man arrested on 5th OUI following anonymous tip

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Every thing you Need to Know

Wareham Police received an anonymous call Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m. regarding an intoxicated driver on Cranberry Highway in East Wareham. Officers located the vehicle in the area of Tyler Avenue.

during investigation of the incident, officers noticed that the driver, 48-year-old Wareham resident Michael Wurtzburger, appeared to be intoxicated. After failing a series of sobriety tests,  Wurtzburger was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

A computer check of RMV records revealed that Wurtzburger was operating the vehicle with a revoked license for being a habitual traffic offender, and that he received a lifetime operator’s license revocation, due to previous OUI incidents. A further check of  Wurtzburger’s record showed that this was the fifth time that he had been charged with OUI, with the most recent charge occurring in 2004.  

Wurtzburger was held overnight at the Wareham Police Dept. and transported to the Wareham District Court, where he was arraigned Wednesday on the charges of operating under the influence of liquor, 5th offense, and operating after revocation for operating under the influence of alcohol while OUI.         

Chief Richard Stanley praised the efforts and actions of Officers Eric Machado and James White for their diligence in locating and arresting Wurtzburger, who, he said, was obviously a dangerous operator who placed others in a potentially harmful situation. A press release states that, although officers of the Wareham Police Dept. are always on the lookout for impaired drivers, this arrest comes one day before the start of the statewide “Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” initiative to rid drunk drivers from the roadways of Massachusetts. the Wareham Police Dept. is scheduled to take aggressive action during the initiative from Aug. 15 to Sept. 3.      

Wareham Police received an anonymous call Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m. regarding an intoxicated driver on Cranberry Highway in East Wareham. Officers located the vehicle in the area of Tyler Avenue.

during investigation of the incident, officers noticed that the driver, 48-year-old Wareham resident Michael Wurtzburger, appeared to be intoxicated. After failing a series of sobriety tests,  Wurtzburger was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

A computer check of RMV records revealed that Wurtzburger was operating the vehicle with a revoked license for being a habitual traffic offender, and that he received a lifetime operator’s license revocation, due to previous OUI incidents. A further check of  Wurtzburger’s record showed that this was the fifth time that he had been charged with OUI, with the most recent charge occurring in 2004.  

Wurtzburger was held overnight at the Wareham Police Dept. and transported to the Wareham District Court, where he was arraigned Wednesday on the charges of operating under the influence of liquor, 5th offense, and operating after revocation for operating under the influence of alcohol while OUI.         

Chief Richard Stanley praised the efforts and actions of Officers Eric Machado and James White for their diligence in locating and arresting Wurtzburger, who, he said, was obviously a dangerous operator who placed others in a potentially harmful situation. A press release states that, although officers of the Wareham Police Dept. are always on the lookout for impaired drivers, this arrest comes one day before the start of the statewide “Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” initiative to rid drunk drivers from the roadways of Massachusetts. the Wareham Police Dept. is scheduled to take aggressive action during the initiative from Aug. 15 to Sept. 3.      

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