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New Hampshire Man Says He Does Not Need Car Insurance, Westford PD Says Otherwise

The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department. Anyone arrested is assumed innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

Aug. 4, 4:42 p.m. – Near the intersection of North Street and Groton Road, an officer responded to a motor vehicle accident.

One of the vehicles was a Nissan Altima with New Hampshire number plates and upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver did not have insurance.

The driver indicated that insurance was not required for New Hampshire residents.

At this point, the officer asked how often he drives in Massachusetts. The driver said he works in Ayer for more than 30 days a year, which the officer said required the man to have insurance under Massachusetts General Laws.

The man was issued a citation.

Aug. 10, 4:51 a.m. – Two officers were dispatched to the corner of Main Street and Depot Street for an accident where a vehicle hit a utility pole.

Officers noticed severe damage to the front and passenger side of the vehicle, with two men standing near it.

Debris was strewn approximately 20 feet away from the car, although the vehicle’s airbag had not deployed.

After investigation, it was determined that the car skidded across the road over the sidewalk into the pole, although there were no tire skidmarks.

Officers talked to the driver, who said he was not injured and had fallen asleep on the way from his home in Amherst, NH.

He was upset that he fell asleep, indicating double shifts at his place of employment as the cause.

Although the driver’s eyes were bloodshot, he did not appear to be intoxicated. Neither the driver or the passenger needed medical attention.

The utility pole itself was cracked and splintered approximately three feet off the ground.

The driver was issued a citation the vehicle was towed.

Aug. 12, 11:58 p.m. – An anonymous informant called indicating there was a woman panhandling at the Gulf gas station at the corner of Littleton and Boston roads.

However, upon further inspection, the person could not be found and employees said they had not seen any women pandhandling in the area.

Aug. 15, 2:59 p.m. – An elderly man driving a green Kia was stopped near the Ninety Nine Restaurant after he reportedly almost hit another vehicle.

The elderly man apologized for his driving, he was urged to be more careful in the future.

There were no indications on the report that the elderly man was intoxicated or impaired.