Chicopee man denies intentionally striking officer with car

Staff Writer
Published: 9/6/2018 12:52:07 AM

WILLIAMSBURG — Adam A. Lord Jr. of Chicopee has pleaded not guilty to various charges associated with a Saturday incident in which he is alleged to have intentionally struck a police officer with his car two times.

Lord, 19, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle without a license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, assault and battery on a police officer, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, transporting alcohol as a minor and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Lord’s passenger, Sean Dauber, 47, was also arrested under obstruction of justice charges for allegedly “removing an open bottle of rum from the vehicle,” court records state.

Lord appeared in court Tuesday and was released on the condition of submitting to random alcohol screenings.

According to an incident report, the officer was on patrol at around 9 p.m. when he was advised by a Northampton dispatcher to be on the lookout for a young man driving erraticly.

The driver was allegedly “highly impaired” and acting in a “highly abusive” manner to employees at a Dunkin’ Donuts. When the call came in, he was in the parking lot of the Main Street Package Store at 35 Main St. 

Upon arriving at the location, the officer found Lord with Dauber in his car and arguing with a third man, and noted that Lord appeared intoxicated and became aggressive.

After the officer told Lord not to leave and stepped in front of the car, Lord allegedly struck the officer just below the knees with the bumper of his car two times.

The officer told Lord that he was under arrest, and Lord allegedly continued to act aggressively and resisted arrest. The officer stated that he then sprayed Lord in the face with pepper spray.

According to the report, bystanders then helped the officer.

After being evaluated by paramedics, Lord was transported to Massachusetts State Police barracks, where officers also found that Lord did not have a valid Massachusetts drivers license.

According to the Williamsburg Police and Fire Department Facebook page, the officer was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital. 

Jacquelyn Voghel can be reached at jvoghel@gazettenet.com.


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