Citizen Follows Drunken Driver, Leads to Arrest

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Watertown Police arrested an alleged drunken driver after an alert citizen followed the driver. 

Police received a call from a driver who was following an erratic driver on Dec. 21 at 6:02 p.m.

The driver was spotted on Arsenal Street and the citizen followed the vehicle down School Street to Mt. Auburn Street to Richards Road, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

“Officers arrived and found the vehicle parked up on the curb and blocking part of the sidewalk,” Lawn said. “The driver was asleep behind the wheel.”

Officers woke the driver and detected an odor of alcohol on his breath. Field sobriety tests were performed and police arrested Kevin Wells, 33, of Watertown, on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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