Stoughton Woman Driving with Young Child Arrested for OUI Following Two-Car Accident

This was one of three OUI-related arrests Stoughton Police made in a 10-hour span Thursday night into Friday morning.

A Stoughton woman driving with a four-year-old child was arrested Thursday evening for operating under the influence (second offense) following a car accident on Central St.

The Stoughton and Departments responded to a two-car accident at Central St. and Lakewood Dr. at 8:25 p.m. on September 6.

Maranda Schmitt, 33, of Central St. in Stoughton, was charged with OUI second offense; operating with a revoked license; operating to endanger; and behavior that endangered a child, according to Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine.

Lt. Buddy O'Neil of the Stoughton Fire Department said a car operated by a man was traveling on Central St. from Sharon and the other car, driven by Schmitt, either veered over the centerline or was taking a left turn onto Lakewood Dr., sideswiping the man's car on the driver's side. His car spun around and ended up facing the opposite direction.

The man was transported via ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, O'Neil said.

Schmitt and the young child were not injured, according to O'Neil.

O'Neil said both cars needed to be towed because of damage sustained. The man's car had damage on the driver's side, while Schmitt's vehicle had front-end damage.

Paul McCafferty and Jack Hussey transported the male patient on the ambulance, while O'Neil was joined by Fred Little and Ryan Cabral on Engine 2 in responding to the call.

Stoughton Police made three OUI arrests in a 10-hour span between 6 p.m. on Thursday and 4 a.m. on Friday.

At 6:08 p.m. on September 6, Paul Lucas, 55, of Lakewood Dr. in Stoughton, was arrested after crashing his car into a telephone pole on Clapp St., Devine said.

Lucas was charged with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

(In what was a busy night for the SPD, police responded to a call for a just 20 minutes later at 6:28 p.m.)

Then, at 4:12 a.m. on September 7, Noemi Teixeira, 25, of Courtland Dr. in Sharon, was arrested for OUI after being stopped at the intersection of Central St. and Station St. Devine said.

Teixeira was charged with OUI drugs; possession of marijuana; two counts of possession of a Class E substance; speeding; and failure to stop.


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