Alleged Drunken Driver Stopped by Watertown Police, Arrested on 3rd OUI Charge

An alert motorist reported the driver who was weaving around the roads.

An Good Samaritan called police after spotting a car weaving around on Belmont Street on the evening of Oct. 11, and the driver was arrested on what would be his third drunken driving offense.

The Toyota pickup was spotted running a red light on Belmont Street in Belmont, and the driver then continued into Watertown, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

"The caller said the pickup weaved over the yellow line and struck a curb," Lawn said.

The pickup headed down School Street and a Watertown Police officer stopped it on Mt. Auburn Street, Lawn said. The driver was identified as Felix A. Arrecis-Castella, 39, of 25 Grant St., Basement Apartment, in Waltham.

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The officer detected an odor of alcohol on Arrecis-Castella's breath, and field sobriety tests were given. 

Arrecis-Castella was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol - a third offense, marked lanes violation and a driving to the left of the center line, Lawn said.


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