GLOUCESTER (CBS) — Gloucester Police arrested a man on his seventh operating under the influence of alcohol charge Monday after they said he hit a man with his truck.

In addition to the OUI charge, Joseph Nally, 58, of Bucksport, Maine, faces charges for driving with a license suspended for OUI, negligent operation, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Police said he struck a man while he was in a crosswalk on Raymond Street in Gloucester around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The victim told police he had seen Nally coming toward him in his GMC pickup and raised his arms to get his attention, but that Nally didn’t stop.

The man was taken to an area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries to his hands, arms, back, and head.

Officers said Nally had glassy and bloodshot eyes, and that his breath smelled of alcohol. He was arrested after failing several field sobriety tests.

That’s when police ran a records check and found that Nally had six prior OUI convictions across Maine and Massachusetts–and that he should not have been driving at all because his license was suspended.

Nally is being held pending arraignment in Gloucester District Court.

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  1. I know Joseph Nally and want people to know that he is not a heinous person. Obviously he should not drink alcohol and without it he is a wonderful person. I don’t know the situation of why he didn’t stop while being flagged by a pedestrian but why didn’t the pedestrian get out of the way when they felt danger. Maybe it happened too quickly. Another friend of mine had 3 offenses and is able to go about trying to get his licence re-instated. Even though He’s gone 5 years without a licence, the DMV makes it an almost impossible task to gather enough money to
    re-apply. I do not condone a slap on the hand, yet, I also feel making it nearly impossible to get re-instated due to all the money and punishment is wrong also. There must be a way to help those who just cannot lay off the bottle. Thank You

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