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Pelham Man Charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest

August 2, 2018

Michael Medeiros

PELHAM -- Police said a Pelham man was driving drunk -- with his car missing a tire -- then resisted arrest early Thursday morning.

Police are looking for information from Pelham, Salem and Dracut about a crash that may have initially damaged the car.

The driver, Michael Medeiros, 36, will be arraigned at Salem District Court on Aug. 13, according to a release. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, having an open container and defective equipment.

In a release, police said they received a call shortly after midnight that a car on Bridge Street was being driven on its rims. The caller reported the car all over the road and that the driver struck a guard rail, shooting sparks from its wheel.

Corporal Adam Thistle, who had been checking closed businesses in the area, saw the 2009 Dodge Avenger approaching, according to the release. The car was missing its front passenger tire and had a broken headlight.

Police said Medeiros was impaired. According to a release, Medeiros refused to comply and resisted arrest when the officers tried to handcuff him. They brought him to the ground and secured the cuffs on him after a brief struggle, police said.

Medeiros was evaluated by Pelham EMS for minor abrasions resulting from his scuffle with police and declined further medical treatment.

He was released to the protective custody of the Hillsborough County House of Corrections in Manchester; police said he was unable to find a sober adult to take responsibility for him.

Anyone with information about this incident or questions is encouraged to place contact Lt. Anne Perriello at 603-635-2411.

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