At around 12:50 a.m. members of the C3 North End Unit saw a vehicle cross over the double-yellow lines on Main Street before turning onto Bancroft Street. The vehicle then stopped on the 0-100 block of Bancroft Street and the driver began to drive in reverse and made contact with the bumper of the officer’s unmarked cruiser.
While officers were speaking with the driver, 33-year-old Freddie Rivera of Springfield, they saw a firearm inside the car and an open beer in the cup holder. According to Springfield Police, Rivera was arrested and charged with the following:
OUI – Liquor
Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card
Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
Carrying a Firearm while Under the Influence of Alcohol
Number Plate Violation
Operating a Motor Vehicle with After-Market Lighting
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