OnStar Helps Lead Police To Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

PEABODY (CBS) – An in-car OnStar system may have helped lead police to a crash involving a suspected drunk driver Friday morning.

Officers received 911 calls for a rollover on Route 128 in Peabody around 3:30 am. One of those calls came from the car’s OnStar System, which registered that the car had been involved in a crash.

Police showed up and found the crashed car, but no driver.

After an extensive search of the area by troopers, K9, Peabody Police and infrared scanners, a trooper headed over to the home of the car’s registered owner.

The trooper arrived in time to find the owner of the crashed car getting out of a taxi cab.

The trooper spoke with the car’s owner and noted the odor of alcohol.

Police say charges are possible but they are still investigating the crash. The suspect’s name has not been released.

  • Rob Cleary

    Of course it’s government motors cars that are equipped with “Big Brother” technology. You have to be a moron to buy a car that calls the cops on you. On a side note, this must have been one of them new troopers if it was awake at 3:30 in the morning. He’ll be chastised and retrained for certain.

  • sean

    must have been a cop that crashed if they didn’t arrest him on the spot

  • Michelle Fuller Fitzgerald

    And the ridiculous Rob statements keep on coming! The Onstar was activated becuase of the roll over. It’s not Onstars fault the guy was drunk. If the service had saved his life if would have been ok though right?

    • Rob Cleary

      Allegedly drunk.

      • Michelle Fuller Fitzgerald


  • Tim Murray

    It was me; tim murray! I was out looking for an update on the fire in boston. Sorry about that folks. I must have fallen asleep.

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