An driver paid for his impatience and was arrested on an OUI charge after he would not stop blowing his horn when a police officer asked.
On Dec. 8 at 4:27 p.m., an officer was directing traffic after an accident at Galen Street and Nonantum Road when he heard a driver blowing his horn non-stop.
As the vehicle approached the officer the driver continued to lean on the horn. The officer said there was an accident with injuries and told him he should stop blowing his horn, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.
“The operator stopped, threw his hands in the air and stared at the officer,” Lawn said. “After he went about 10 feet past the officer he started blowing his horn again.”
The police officer ran over and tried to stop the driver to charge him with making a harsh and objectionable noise, Lawn said. The driver attempted to leave.
“The officer chased on foot. There was traffic, and the vehicle swerved in and out of traffic, narrowly missing other motor vehicles,” Lawn said. “The officer was able to get in front of the vehicle.”
After he stopped the vehicle, the officer detected and odor of alcohol on the man’s breath, and field sobriety tests were performed, Lawn said.
Stephen Sillari, 49, of Cambridge, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to stop for police, disorderly conduct, marked lanes violation, failing to stop, failing to use care when starting and stopping, and improper use of a car horn.