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2 charged with OUIs for driving same truck

GREENFIELD — Greenfield police arrested a man and a woman after the two allegedly took turns driving a truck while drunk.

Alexander Rollins, 32, of 129 Avenue A, Turners Falls, faces a charge of operating under the influence of liquor, a third-offense. Shannon Witschi, 44, of 43 Central St., Turners Falls faces the same charge as a second offence.

Greenfield Provisional Capt. Joseph Burge said the vehicle crashed after failing to negotiate a corner.

Witnesses reported the accident at 7:10 p.m. Friday on Montague City Road by Mountain Road, telling the dispatcher the occupants switched places and continued south on Montague Center Road, with a woman now driving and with heavy front-end damage to the truck and something dragging from the back.

Police found the truck, a black 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, a short distance away on Prentice Avenue and arrested Rollins and Witschi.

In addition to OUI, Rollins is charged with negligent driving and driving without a license and Witschi is charged with negligent driving and allowing an improper person to drive.

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