On 11/1/12 at 6:20p.m., Newton Police were summoned to the area of Sparta Avenue to investigate a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Investigation revealed that a 2000 Pontiac Buick Century operated by Olive Campbell, age 52 of Union Place, Newton had struck two vehicles while turning right from Diller Avenue onto Sparta Avenue before fleeing the scene.   Campbell's vehicle was followed by an off-duty Newton Police Officer until it could be stopped on Foster Street by responding patrols.

Subsequently, the driver of the vehicle, Olive Campbell, age 52, of Union Place, Newton  was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests.

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As a result, Campbell was charged with the following offenses:

39:4-115b            Right on Red Prohibited

39:4-97                Careless Driving

39:4-88                Failure to Maintain Lane

39:4-50                Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence

39:4-129              Leaving the Scene

39:4-130              Failure to Report

None of the parties involved in the accident were injured and all vehicles were operable.

 

Investigating Officers:

Ptl. Scott King, Ptl. Kenneth Teets, S/O John Tomasula, S/O Kyle Phlegar