• Barnstable man arrested on 7th OUI offense after almost hitting police cruiser


    BARNSTABLE, Mass. - A Barnstable man has been arrested on his seventh OUI offense after police say he nearly struck a police cruiser.

    A Barnstable officer was on patrol in Centerville on Wednesday night when his cruiser was nearly struck by a black 2008 Nissan Sentra. The officer pulled over 62-year-old Edward Flanagan of Centerville for failing to yield the right-of-way.

    While talking to Flanagan, the officer noticed several signs of intoxication. Police say Flanagan failed verbal field sobriety tests and physical observations and was placed under arrest.  

    Flanagan's driver's license was revoked as a result of previous OUI convictions. Police say this marked Flanagan's seventh OUI arrest - four previous arrests in Florida and two in Massachusetts. 

    Police also found two open containers of alcohol under the driver's seat.

    Flanagan was taken to the police station where he was booked on charges of operating under the influence of liquor 7th offense, operating with a revoked license, failure to yield at an intersection, operating to endanger and operating with an open container. 

    He was held overnight and was arraigned on Thursday. 

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