I, Officer Roger Desrochers, report the following summary of events based on direct interview with the persons named.
On Friday, June 29, 2018, I, Officer Desrochers, was in full-uniform and assigned to cruiser 787 and working in the West for the Somerville Police Department when I was dispatched to 26X Powder house Blvd for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple cars.
As I arrived on scene I noticed a green BMW 325 (Ma Reg xxxx) with its passengers side front end in between a gray Honda Accord (Ma Reg xxxx) and a blue Acura TLX (Ma Reg xxxx), and a female later identified as XXXX standing next to the silver Honda. I asked Mrs. XXXX if the BMW was hers to which she replied no I own the Honda. I then saw two females standing about 10 feet away from the cars and asked them if they know who owned the BMW. A female later identified as Tameika Allen stated, that’s my boyfriend’s car but I’m driving it. I asked Mrs. Allen to walk over to the car and hand me her Driver’s License and Registration, she handed me a New Jersey driver’s license (OLN xxxx) and did not know where her Registration was. As I was talking with her I could see that her eyes were glassy and blood shot and she had an odor of alcohol on her breath. Mrs. Allen did not have slurred speech but was talking very slow and answering questions with statements that I was not asking about.
I asked Mrs. Allen what had taken place and she stated that she was using her boyfriend’s car, to which he told her that the brakes were bad. Mrs. Allen stated that she was driving on Powderhouse Blvd when she tried to stop but was not able to do to faulty brakes. I asked her if she turned into the other cars to stop and she stated she doesn’t know how she hit the cars. As Mrs. Allen was walking around the cars I noticed that she was a little unsteady on her feet. I then asked her if she has consumed any alcohol or drugs today and she stated that she had 2 glasses of wine with a friend in another town. At this point I called for another unit to assist me. Before Officer Anderson arrived I asked Mrs. Allen for her registration again, she walked over to the gray Honda which belongs to Mrs. XXXX. Mrs. Allen walked around the entire car and tried all 4 doors before I informed her that that was not her car. At this point Officer Anderson arrived along with Pats Tow, as the driver for pats began to check the cars on scene; he found a glass bottle of Sutter Home Moscato that was poured out on the ground next to Mrs. Allen’s car. I asked her what this bottle was and she stated, it was in my car but I was not drinking it. I brought Mrs. Allen to a flat well-lit area where I was going to perform Field Sobriety Test. I then asked Mrs. Allen if she had any injuries that would prevent her from taking these test, she stated that she had injured her left Achilles heel. The first test I administered was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN).
During this test, I observed a lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes (both eyes were choppy, moved head slightly), distinct and sustained nystagmus in both eyes (eyes continued to jump) and an angle of onset prior to 45 degrees in both eyes (eyes continued to jump).
Walk and Turn test:
I instructed Mrs. Allen to place her left foot on the line and to put her right in front of it, with her right heel touching her left toe’s and to keep her hands by her side, then take nine heel to toe steps on the line, turn around keeping one foot on the line, and return with nine heel to toe steps. Mrs. Allen stated that her left Achilles was injured but continued on with the test. During the test Mrs. Allen used her arms for balance several times. On the first set of nine steps Mrs. Allen did not count out loud took 10 steps, stumbling on step 2, then turned and asked if that was 9 steps. On the way back Mrs. Allen again stumbled and did not touch her heels with her toes on step’s 6 & 7.
One Leg Stand:
I instructed Mrs. Allen to stand with her heels together and her arms by her side, and raise one leg approximately six inches off the ground, with her foot parallel to the ground, keep both legs straight and keep eyes on elevated foot, while holding that position to count out loud; one thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three, and so forth till told to stop. When Mrs. Allen began her test she stood on her right leg and raised her left leg because the right one was not hurt, she began the test, she was not counting and began to stumble, she then began again and lost complete balance and we stopped the test for her safety.
Based on my observations, I placed Mrs. Allen in handcuffs (double locked) behind her back, and called for Unit 200. Before unit 200 arrived Mrs. Allen became very disorderly refusing to sit down on the wall, and began to yell and scream that she was a black female and we were two guys trying to force her down. Officer Anderson and I were holding Mrs. Allen’s arms because she continued to get up and try to walk off. Mrs. Allen then turned around and spit on the right leg of Officer Anderson on 2 different occasions. On the second time Officer Anderson grabbed the chain part of the handcuffs and bent Mrs. Allen over the wall in the opposite direction so she could not spit again.
When unit 200 being driven by Officer Teves arrived we walked Mrs. Allen to the back, and placed her inside. As I was closing the door Mrs. Allen stated that she knows what I look like, she is going to find me and kill me. You can see officer Teves’s supplemental report. At the booking window Lt Vivolo advised Mrs. Allen of her rights and asked her if she wanted to submit to a chemical test of her breath to which she agreed. As the test was being administered by Officer Teves, Mrs. Allen was not blowing as directed resulting in a refusal. Mrs. Allen signed the refusal paper work and finished her booking process.
Do to the above information I placed Mrs. Allen under arrest, and will be filling a criminal complaint for the following charges. Mrs. Allen was also issued Massachusetts Citation #T0700724 for the following.
~ 265/13D/A A&B on Police Officer c265 s13D
~ 265/13D/A A&B on Police Officer c265 s13D
~ 272/53/F Disorderly Conduct c272 s53
~ 90/24/J OUI Liquor c90 s24
~ 275/2 Threat to Commit Crime c275 s2
Massachusetts Citation #T0700724
~ 90/29 Operating Under Influence
~ 90/7 Def Equipment
After reviewing the incidents of the accident, I will be adding a charge of 90/24 reckless operation to MA Citation #T0700724
All pictures will be added to this report including a photo of the wine bottle which will be submitted into evidence.
Officer Roger Desrochers #337