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Fitchburg Man Arrested for 4th OUI, Ordered Held Without Bail for 120 Days

September 12, 2018

Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- A city man notched his fourth drunk driving arrest early Tuesday morning when police stopped him driving the wrong way on a one-way street, according to a police report.

Just after 2 a.m., Marc W. McClure, 47, of 156 Columbus St., allegedly drove the wrong way of Putnam Street, a one-way roadway, said Police Capt. Steven Giannini.

McClure parked his car facing the wrong way on Putman St. near Main Street “for a couple of minutes” Giannini said.

That’s when a police officer approached his vehicle and observed McClure’s speech was slurred and his eyes were “bloodshot and glassy,” the report states.

The officer reported smelling a “moderate odor of the ingredients of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.”

McClure allegedly failed three field sobriety tests, according to police.

He was arrested on a charge of fourth-offense OUI, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and failing to dim his high-beams to oncoming traffic.

McClure was booked at the Fitchburg Police Department, where he refused to take a breathalyzer test, said Giannini.

Refusing a breathalyzer test resulted in the immediate loss of his drivers license for 180 days, according to Giannini.

During his arraignment on Tuesday, he was deemed dangerous and ordered held without bail for 120 days by Judge Christopher LoConto.

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