Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Ryan LOMBARDI (OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense)


On the morning of March 18, 2016 I was assigned to routine uniform patrol in car West 5. Lt. R Lavey was working an N Star Electric detail near the intersect of Central St. and Hudson St.. The Lt. radioed that a MV accident was reported to him by N Stars worker XXXXX, a lineman that was standing next to his Power truck. XXXXX observed the gray Nissan Frontier PU driving down Central St. from Highland Ave.. He stated the vehicle skidded down the roadway then ran into a tree, at the intersection of Central St, and Hudson. Lt. Lavey reported that the operator was still in the vehicle.


        Upon arrival I observed the steaming Pick-up smashed into the tree. The keys were in the ignition, and Mr Ryan Lombardi was slumped over the Driver’s seat. He lifted his head I flashed my light, his eyes were red and glassy, when I opened the driver side door, a strong odor of alcohol wafted from the interior. I checked on his condition, as he stared blankly at me. He had difficulty listening to my instructions, once I assessed he had no injuries, I had to strongly assist him from the vehicle. He was unsteady on his feet, and had to be sat down on an embankment. When asked for his driver’s license, he said he didn’t know where it was. I found it in his right front pocket. I asked if he had been drinking, he just stared at me. I asked him to perform some sobriety tests, He said, “I want a lawyer!” Mr. Lombardi refused to cooperate further.


        He was placed under arrest, and informed he was being charged with OUI alcohol. Ch. 90s24.


        He was transported by Wagon 200 to the Somerville Police station, where he was processed by Lt. Vivolo. During the booking procedure the Defendant was asked where he’d been drinking. He said,” I drank whiskey somewhere in Somerville.”


        The Defendant also refused the Breathalyzer.



                                              Respectfully Submitted,


                                                                        Off. Robert Driscoll #148


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