Man with History of Drunk Driving Headed to Prison
A 47-year-old Attleboro man pleaded guilty this week to drunk driving charges and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Gordon Davis pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with operating under the influence (fourth offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage and assault.
Police say a vehicle operated by Davis sideswiped another vehicle on Interstate 195 in Somerset in November 2017.
Witnesses said he left the scene swerving across several traffic lanes while rapidly changing speeds.
State Troopers eventually stopped his vehicle in Fall River and placed him under arrest. Troopers found open beer cans in the vehicle and the suspect failed a sobriety test.
The State Prison sentence was imposed by Judge William Sullivan.
D.A. Quinn called Davis "a danger to the community who needs to be kept off the streets."