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Man facing fourth OUI charge following Chicopee crash

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A Holyoke man is facing his fourth OUI charge after a crash Monday in Chicopee.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that just before 6 p.m. yesterday, police were called to Sanders Street for a crash.

When officers arrived, they found a vehicle that had sustained significant damage. 

A food delivery driver reportedly told investigators that he was making a delivery when someone yelled for him to get out of the way as a pickup truck went through the yard of a nearby home and crashed into his car.

As that delivery driver approached the truck, he reportedly saw the truck's driver - identified as 56-year-old Daniel Robert of Holyoke - slumped over the wheel.

Wilk noted that a witness confirmed the story and added that Robert also drove over some stairs.

As officers spoke to Robert, they reportedly smelled an odor of alcohol coming from his mouth, found that he unsteady on his feet, and had slurred speech and glassy eyes.

Wilk added that Robert also did not have an active Massachusetts driver's license at the time of the crash.

Robert was placed under arrest on charges including operating under the influence of liquor (fourth offense) and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.  He was held on $1,040 bail pending his arraignment.

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