Former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority chairman Matthew Amorello will be arraigned in Haverhill District Court Monday for driving under the influence of liquor and leaving the scene of property damage, according to Haverhill police.
Amorello was arrested at 2:15 a.m. Saturday on River Street in Haverhill near Smith Motors, a Mercedes dealership, and the former site of a Dairy Queen restaurant.
He had struck a couple of cars parked on River Street and continued driving for a short distance before he stopped, said Lt. Kevin Dorr, Haverhill police spokesman. Police who had been searching the area upon learning that someone had left the scene of an accident arrested Amorello at the side of the road without incident, Dorr said.
Amorello's arrest was first reported by the Boston Herald. He was alone when the arrest occurred and was bailed out later that morning, Dorr said.
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