UPDATED: Man Arrested for OUI After Allegedly Striking Pedestrian Following Patriots Game
Early this morning, a Southwick man was arrested for his alleged part in a hit and run on Route 1.
UPDATE (10:30 a.m., Dec. 11, 2012) -Massachusetts State Troopers on detail following Monday night's New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium arrested a Southwick man and charged him with OUI after he allegedly struck a pedestrian in Foxborough.
"Early this morning at about 1 a.m., Trooper Michael Isom was working the Patriots Game detail when he was informed by a passing motorist that there was an accident close to his assigned post," state police said.
Trooper Isom, according to state police, headed northbound on Route 1 when he found a man lying on the road.
"The man was in obvious pain and rolling around on the ground," state police said. "Trooper Isom requested EMS and gave out a description of the suspect's vehicle."
Trooper Jeremiah Donovan was working about two miles away from the pedestrian accident, according to state police, when he observed an Infinity sedan with a hole in the windshield and a broken side-view mirror.
"Trooper Donovan stopped the vehicle and notified the command post he might have the vehicle involved in hitting the pedestrian," according to state police. "Trooper Isom responded to the scene and after speaking with the operator and his passengers, Trooper Isom placed Daniel Lishness, 27, of Southwick under arrest."
Lishness was "observed to heavy odor of an alcohol on his breath," according to state police, was "unsteady on his feet and was slurring his words."
Lishness was transported to the State Police Barracks in Foxborough and booked on the following charges: OUI Liquor 2nd offense, leaving the scene of personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor with serious injury and negligent operation. He was held overnight and will appear Tuesday morning in Wrentham District Court.
The victim, 30, of Boston, was reported to have a broken leg with cuts and bruises.
Original post (Dec. 11, 2012) - Massachusetts State Police responded to a hit and run that took place on Route 1 near the Foxborough/Wrentham border early Tuesday morning, according to state police.
At approximately 1 a.m., a man was struck by a motor vehicle near the Dalzell Brothers car dealership. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the "driver quickly fled the scene but was later stopped by two Massachusetts State Troopers who were working Monday night's Patriots' game."
The troopers then arrested Daniel Lishness, 27, of Southwick, and charged him with his second OUI offense, leaving the scene of personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and an OUI liquor and serious injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Lishness was taken to the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Foxborough and will be arraigned in Wrentham District Court Tuesday.
The victim in the accident was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. No update on his condition was available, according to the Massachusetts State Police.