Williamstown man faces fourth OUI after crashing into store window


NORTH ADAMS -- A Williamstown man facing his fourth OUI charge is being held without bail after he allegedly crashed into the Label Shopper building.

Brian Foley, 32, of Stratton Road, was arrested after officers found him trying to back his vehicle out of the window he had crashed though shortly after midnight on Friday.

Foley allegedly crashed his vehicle through the front window of the Label Shopper, part of the Steeple City Plaza on American Legion Drive, according to a probable cause statement submitted by North Adams Police Officer Kyle Cahoon.

Following Foley's arrest, police discovered an empty brown bag with a liquor store receipt, with Foley's name on it, on the passenger seat, according to the report. There were also three beer bottles underneath the seat.

When police arrived, Foley allegedly told them he was walking through the area when he noticed his brother's car had crashed through the Label Shopper, and he stopped to investigate.

Foley declined to take a breath test and field sobriety tests, according to the report. He was also accused of acting belligerently and pleading with officers to fight him.

He has pleaded not guilty in Northern Berkshire District Court to charges of operating while under the influence, fourth offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.

In a hearing on Tuesday, Judge Laurie MacLeod declared Foley as dangerous and ordered him to be held 90 days at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction.

A pretrial hearing date has been set for Sept. 26 in the case.

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