NORTH ADAMS — A Cheshire man was held without bail Monday after facing a fifth operating under the influence charge.
Cheshire Police stopped Wayne Field, 59, as he turned into a liquor store with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, they said.
At about 7:30 p.m. May 17, an anonymous person entered the Cheshire Police station and reported that a gray SUV with two intoxicated, arguing occupants had pulled into the person's driveway multiple times and left.
Cheshire Police Officer Dylan Vandoloski wrote in a police report that he saw the SUV heading west on Church Street and followed it, stopping the vehicle after its driver failed to signal a turn in to the Cheshire Liquor Center.
Police allegedly witnessed Field "stumble" out of the vehicle and toward the store.
When confronted, Field allegedly told police that he had consumed "a couple beers" but refused to undergo sobriety tests.
Field tried to drive from the scene, but was blocked by a police cruiser, according to the police report. He was arrested.
Police later administered a breath test to Field, who displayed a blood-alcohol level of 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit to drive a vehicle.
Field, of West Mountain Road, pleaded not guilty in Northern Berkshire District Court to single counts of operating under the influence, fifth offense, failure to signal and disorderly conduct.
Judge Paul Vrabel ordered Field to be held without the right to bail until a dangerousness hearing May 29.
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