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Greenfield man arrested for second OUI offense

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(Photo provided by Greenfield Police) (Photo provided by Greenfield Police)

A Franklin County man is facing charges after he allegedly drove under the influence past a police roadblock.

Greenfield Police said that officers closed down part of Deerfield Street while firefighters battled a structure fire.

Around 12:15 p.m., an officer saw a vehicle that failed to stop for that roadblock and traveling at a high rate of speed towards the fire scene.  

The vehicle then reportedly swerved past firefighters and equipment and over a charged fire hose.

"The sergeant tried to stop the vehicle by waving his hands, but the vehicle only stopped due to the amount of apparatus in the roadway making it impossible to continue further on," police said in a Facebook post.

Authorities noted that once the vehicle stopped, the driver - identified as 31-year-old Micah Nusbaum of Greenfield - reportedly refused to comply with police orders to put the car in park and get out.

The sergeant was then force to reach in and put the gear shift into park. 

After a brief investigation, police found probable cause to arrest Nusbaum on charged including driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage (second offense), failing to stop for a police officer, possession of an open container of alcohol beverage(s) in a motor vehicle, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Nusbaum was booked and bail was set at $500 plus fee.  He was transported to the Franklin County House of Correction for holding.

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