Taunton Man Charged With 7th Drunk Driving Offense

TAUNTON (CBS) – An accused repeat drunk driver from Taunton faces arraignment on Monday after being arrested in Foxboro.

Howard Stockbridge, 50, will be answering to his 7th drunk driving offense when he appears in Wrentham District Court.

Stockbridge was arrested in Foxboro on Friday after he allegedly rear-ended a car on Route 495 and then tried to leave the scene. His pickup truck broke down not far from the crash and he ran into the woods, according to state police spokesman Dave Procopio.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

“Inside the pickup truck, they found empty bottles of beer on ice on the floor of the passenger seat. They also found another empty bottle of beer, still cold, on the seat itself,” said Procopio.

Stockbridge was found walking through a parking lot. Procopio said he was under a 10-year license revocation for a previous OUI conviction.

“If there’s a candidate for a lifetime ban on driving, this is the poster boy for that,” said Procopio.

He is being held on $5,000 bail ahead of his Monday arraignment.


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