Florence man arrested on second drunk driving charge, other charges after accident
NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was arrested Saturday on a second drunken-driving charge and other charges after he allegedly caused an accident by running a red light on South Street and then left the scene.
Jimmie T. Mulholland, 57, of 135 Federal St., was arrested on Center Street at 6:55 p.m. on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense), leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failing to yield and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense).
According to police, a vehicle was attempting to make a left turn from South Street onto Old South Street on a green light when Mulholland’s vehicle, traveling the opposite direction on South Street, ran a red light and struck the turning vehicle. Mulholland’s vehicle then allegedly drove away with heavy front end damage and was located and stopped on Center Street.
Rebecca Everett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.