3rd OUI With Child in Car
Police allege a Marlborough man had his 2 year-old son in the car while driving under the influence of drugs.
A Marlborough man is out on bail with conditions that include no driving after he was charged with his third operating under the influence charge while his two year-old son was in the car.
"The officer began to converse with Payson and noticed his speech was slurred and slow," said Hudson Sgt. Chad Perry in the police report concerning the Sept. 20 incident.
Richard Payson, 35, of 141 Howe Street Apt. 2 had been approached by Hudson Patrolman Michael Vroom in the parking lot of the Hudson Wal-Mart. The officer had been flagged down by a witness who reported that Payson had been "all over the road" while driving down Washington Street before hitting a curb, according to the police report. Payson was in the parking lot changing a tire, according to court documents.
"The officer began to converse with Payson and noticed his speech was slurred and slow," said Sgt. Perry in his report.
Payson failed a field sobriety check and admitted to having taken Diazepam one and a half hours before, according to court documents. Diazepam is a class "C" substance. The officer also noticed that Perry's two year-old son was in the car and had been so during the incident, according to court records.
Police arrested Payson and charged him with a third offense of operating under the influence of drugs, child endangerment while OUI, a subsequent offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and marked lanes violation.
Payson was released on $500 bail under the conditions that he not use a motor vehicle, submit to random alcohol screenings, attend alcoholics anonymous daily and report once per week in person to probation.