Man Leads Police on Chase Through 4 Communities
Danvers police helped corral a 30-year-old man who initially drove off from Beverly Hospital late Wednesday night, leading police on a chase through Salem, Peabody and into Danvers, before he was finally stopped and taken into custody.
Danvers police aided Beverly officers in the arrest of a man who led police on a chase through four communities late Wednesday night, taking off from Beverly Hospital on Herrick Street in Beverly.
Danvers Sgt. Robert Bettencourt said the person who was arrested is 30-year-old Nicholas Vienneau, but he did not have further information on the man nor his actual charges because Beverly police handled the booking. Vienneau was driving a gray Hyundai.
A Beverly police spokesperson was unavailable Thursday to comment on the incident.
According to police radio transmissions Wednesday night, Vienneau was possibly intoxicated when he left the hospital and headed over the Veterans Memorial Bridge into Salem shortly before 11:30 p.m. He then headed toward Peabody on Route 114 West and then onto Route 35 toward Danvers.
Police chased Vienneau down Water Street to Liberty Street and eventually pulled him over on Route 128 in Danvers at 11:35 p.m. Officers described him as “highly intoxicated” during the chase and reported he threw at least one object out of the vehicle.
Bettencourt said the alert Danvers received on the pursuit was that the suspect was under the influence of drugs, but he could not confirm if Vienneau was booked on that charge.
State police also aided in the pursuit.
~ Robert Gates contributed to this report