Thursday, 4:30 PM
Transcript of May 13 phone call to Wayne's Drains
Caller: Hi, good afternoon. This is Trooper Garrity. I'm sorry I lost the call in the tunnel. Uh, your driver - Is there a supervisor there I can speak to?
Answering Service: Um, right now the person that you need to speak with is unavailable. I'm just handling the calls for them right now.
Caller: Okay, do you know who's driving J16350?
Answering Service: No.
Caller: Massachusetts Reg.?
Answering Service: No, sir, I don't. I'm sorry.
Caller: Okay, do you have a direct number for your supervisor?
Answering Service: No sir. The only thing I can do is leave them a message.
Caller: Okay well, why don't we do this? Why don't you leave a message for that particular driver who's driving the vehicle this day. I'm going to get the address for your company. I'm going to come down to the company. I'm going to personally issue this driver a citation for both speeding, driving erratic, cutting across. I was on the opposite side of the retaining wall on Ted Williams Tunnel. I couldn't get out quick enough to catch up to this driver. Ok. Your driver's driving like a madman. And I'm going to put out a general broadcast on this vehicle. And if any of the other troopers or the city police in Boston, because I'm sure he's going into Boston, stops this vehicle, l'm going to definitely have him arrested.
Answering Service: Okay, may I ask who's calling?
Caller: Excuse me?
Answering Service: May I ask who's calling?
Caller: I told you my name is Trooper Garrity, with the Massachusetts State Police barracks, I'm on the E4 which is the tunnel barracks. And the Ted Williams Tunnel, I was on the opposite side of the retaining wall, which is a cutoff wall. I had to drive down approximately about a mile before I could get back onto the open highway, where the vehicle was traveling. Unfortunately I could not catch up with him, but I did witness him driving like a maniac through the tunnel cutting off vehicles and I just had the Mass Pike department of video surveillance go through the video so I could pull the license plate number and the company name off this vehicle. What time is this driver expected to be back? Do they bring the vehicles back to the company or do they keep them overnight?
Answering Service: Actually I'm just the answering service, so I don't have any of that information. Like I said the only thing I can do is leave them a message.
Caller: Oh, you're an answering service.
Answering Service: Yes sir.
Caller: Oh, jeez, I'm sorry, I thought this was a receptionist...[inaudible briefly]
Answering Service: No Sir.
Answering Service. Do you have a phone number they can get back in contact with you with?
Caller: Well, I'm not looking to get back in contact with them, I'm looking to get this driver.
Answering Service: Ok.
Caller: Ok then.
Answering Service: Do you have the license number? What was it?
Caller: J16350. Matter of fact, hold on one second, okay? ...
[off-phone, apparently talking into another radio]
Caller:... 441 to Operations. 441 to ... do you have any information on that vehicle it's going to be Mass. reg. .... J16350 ....
Response: 441 standby. .... [inaudible] 441?
Caller: Go ahead, sir
Response: Be advised, that Mass reg. is [inaudible] to a company name going to be [inaudible] ... You can standby channel 3.
Caller: 443, standing by channel 3.
Response: 441? 441? Be advised, they got that vehicle stopped at, uh, [inaudible] on Boylston.
Caller: 441, this is Trooper Garrity. Standby on Channel 3, sir, and hold that vehicle. I'm coming out of the tunnel now. I'm on the line with the company now, so. Stand by Channel 3. And place that driver in custody.
Response: Stand by 441.
Caller: Hi, ma'am?
Answering Service: Yes.
Caller: Yep, we got the vehicle stopped. Alright?
Answering Service. Okay, I will relay this message though.
Caller: Yes, definitely get that message to whoever owns the company, because this guy definitely needs driver re-training courses.
Answering Service: Okay. And you said this was Trooper Barret, or Garret?
Answering Service: Alright, you have a nice day sir.
Caller: You too, thank you and I apologize.
Answering Service: It's ok. You have a nice day.