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Police: Driver Who Hit Sheriff's Van Arrested for OUI

29-year-old Maria Nunes-Daveiga of Brockton was arrested



    Police: Driver Who Hit Sheriff's Van Arrested for OUI
    Bristol County Sheriff's Department

    Authorities confirm a Bristol County Sheriff's van was involved in a crash early Thursday morning on Route 24 northbound on the Raynham/Taunton line in Massachusetts.

    State police say the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Maria Nunes-Daveiga, 29, of Brockton, was arrested for OUI and negligent driving.

    No one was injured in the crash, which happened just after 3 a.m.

    Police say Nunes-Daveiga's vehicle, a 2007 Jeep Compass, hit the rear end of the Sheriff's van, which was working a detail.

    She was released on her own recognizance after appearing in Taunton District Court early Thursday afternoon, but a judge suspended her license for six months.

    Prosecutors said Nunes-Daveiga has a number of driving infractions, but her attorney, Kenneth Fredette, said none of them was criminal in nature.

    She's due back in court on Sept. 7.

    This third such incident involving an alleged drunk driver hitting a highway work detail this week.

    A 59-year-old man was arrested after striking a MassDOT employee working in a construction zone in the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston on Monday, and a highway worker was killed when an alleged drunk driver hit him on I-93.

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