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Former Acton Selectman Arrested for OUI-Liquor

The following information was supplied by the Acton Police Department. The police report of the incident was provided by Actonforum.com. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Former Acton Selectman Arrested for OUI-Liquor

According to an Acton Police report, 68 year-old Robert A. Johnson, a former Acton Board of Selectmen from 2004 - 2005, was arrested on Dec. 7 at 4:10 p.m. and charged with OUI-Liquor (second offense) and Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic.

Initially reported by Allen Nitschelm, blogger for Actonforum.com (where the Acton police report can be found), Johnson had struck another vehicle on Route 2A, Great Road. No one was injured.

When Acton Police officer Stephen McCarthy approached Johnson's vehicle, he found Johnson sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. When McCarthy spoke to Johnson from the open window of the drivers side, he reported a strong odor of alcohol. When McCarthy asked if Johnson had been drinking, he replied, "No, I am going to the store to get some though."

The vehicles involved in the accident were parked in the parking plaza outside .

McCarthy conducted various tests with Johnson and determined he was under the influence of alcohol and placed Johnson under arrest.

Back at the , Johnson took the Breathalyzer test and blew a .26.

For questions on this police blotter, email Editor Patrick Clark at Patrick.Clark@patch.com

NOTE: The article was edited this morning in respect to the points Debra Simes raised.

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