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RECENT CAPE COD DRUNK DRIVING CASE: NJ man faces OUI charges in Dennis, Harwich

VIA CAPE COD TIMES ONLINE

By Karen Jeffrey

kjeffrey@capecodonline.com

September 01, 2011

HARWICH – A New Jersey man faces two drunken driving charges after being stopped by police, first in Dennis on Sunday night and then in Harwich on Tuesday night.

Frank Smyth, 57 of Hoboken, N.J., had his right to drive in Massachusetts suspended following his arrest in Dennis Sunday night for operating under the influence of alcohol, according to a press release issued by Harwich Officer Aram Goshharian. Despite this, Smyth’s New Jersey driver’s license remained active, police said.

 Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday Harwich police got a call about an erratic driver and Officer Paul Boorack was sent to Lower County Road near the Dennis line to investigate.

At the intersection of Lower County and Brooks roads, Boorack spotted a car matching the description of the vehicle – a black SUV with New Jersey license plates – that had stopped on the front lawn of a residence, Goshgarian said. Also stopped were several other vehicles that had been following the SUV and calling police to describe the situation.

Boorack talked with Smyth, who was described as smelling strongly of alcohol, said Goshgarian. Smyth was asked to perform a sobriety test, which he allegedly failed, according to police.

Mr. Smyth was held on $2,000 cash bail and transported to the Barnstable County Correctional Facility where he was held overnight pending his arraignment for OUI in Orleans District Court for the second time in three days.