Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Man Charged With OUI After Striking East Bridgewater Police Cruiser
Officer Was Patrolling As Part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign
EAST BRIDGEWATER – Chief Scott Allen reports that an Attleboro man was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck an East Bridgewater Police cruiser while driving drunk.
WILLIAM BRADBURY IV, AGE 21, of ATTLEBORO is charged with:
- OUI liquor
- Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Property Damage
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, Officer Ryan Cramer was patrolling as part of the East Bridgewater Police Department’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign and had pulled over a driver on Central Street for a traffic violation.
While he was sitting in his cruiser writing a citation, a black Ford sedan sped by and clipped the side of Cramer’s cruiser. The officer’s cruiser had been pulled over and stopped on the side of the road with its blue lights flashing at the time of the collision.
The driver of the Ford, later identified as BRADBURY, continued down the road and did not stop. Cramer followed BRADBURY as he turned onto Plymouth Street at a high rate of speed. BRADBURY subsequently pulled over and stopped on Plymouth Street.
Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that BRADBURY had been driving under the influence, prompting officers to place him under arrest.
No one was injured in the collision. Following an investigation, East Bridgewater Police determined that BRADBURY’S car grazed the front left tire of Cramer’s cruiser and his side mirror left a scrape on the front driver’s side door of the cruiser.
“If the driver had been only a few inches further to his right, people could have been seriously injured,” Chief Allen said. “I commend Officer Cramer for his professionalism in pursuing the suspect and eventually placing him under arrest. The biggest reason why we participate in the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign is to keep our roads free of impaired drivers who endanger the lives of others.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.