Massachusetts: Fleeing OUI driver John Layton pinpointed by Police helicopter and caught by trooper for 5th arrest

According to the Massachusetts State Police at about 8 p.m., on December 31, 2016, Trooper Austin Dooley assigned to the State Police Barracks in Bourne responded to a single motor vehicle crash on the ramp of Route 25 eastbound from Route 195 eastbound in Wareham.  Upon Tpr. Dooley’s arrival he found the vehicle partially on the ramp and shoulder perpendicular to the roadway unattended.  The vehicle, a blue 2000 Nissan Quest had two different registration plates attached.

The vehicle, a blue 2000 Nissan Quest had two different registration plates attached.

Witnesses at the scene provided Tpr. Dooley with a description of the operator who fled into the wood line.  State Police personnel from Troop D, Airwing and K9 along with members of the Wareham Police assisted in the search for the driver.

Massachusetts State Police

The operator later identified as JOHN LAYTON, 50, of Boston was located by the State Police Airwing lying in the prone position approximately 30 feet into the wood line.  With assistance from overhead, troopers were directed to LAYTON’s location where he was subsequently placed under arrest.

JOHN LAYTON was transported to State Police barracks in Bourne where he was booked and charged with the following offenses:

OPERATE MV WITH LICENSE REVOKED AS HTO
OUI LIQUOR, 5TH OFFENSE
OUI WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR OUI
ATTACHING PLATES
UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE
UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE
LARCENY UNDER $250
RECEIVE STOLEN PROPERTY -$250
LEAVE SCENE OF PROPERTY DAMAGE
NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE

LAYTON was subsequently transported by the Plymouth County Sheriffs to the Plymouth House of Correction where he will be held pending his arraignment in Wareham District Court on Tuesday.

Massachusetts State Police motor units

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