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Drunk Driver Flees Scene of Accident, Spits on Police Officer

Worcester, MA (May 30, 2017) – On May 30th at about 11:30 PM, police were dispatched to 263 Grafton St for a report of a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the caller, who said that a male had struck a gas pump and driven away. She said that the male appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and was threatening to fight people in the area. Several witnesses described the vehicle as a Silver Chrysler Town and Country, and they told officers the vehicle’s license plate number.

Shortly after the officer broadcast the vehicle description over the radio, other officers located the vehicle on Waverly Rd. The vehicle operator, later identified as Steven Renrick, forty-one-years old of Dorchester, tried to flee the vehicle on foot when he saw the police. Officers caught up to him and detained him while they investigated. Mr. Renrick had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth, and was so unsteady on his feet that he had difficult staying upright. His eyes were bloodshot and he was slurring his words.

Officers determined that Mr. Renrick did not have an active license to operate a motor vehicle. Officers got in touch with the vehicle’s owner, who said that Mr. Renrick did not have permission to use the car. Mr. Renrick screamed at the vehicle’s owner not to talk to police. Mr. Renrick was placed under arrest and brought to the cell room.

While in the cell room, Mr. Renrick was uncooperative with booking procedures. He spat in an officer’s face as he was being taken into the cell. He is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Use of a Motor Vehicle Without Authority, Intimidation of a Witness, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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