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Merrimack Valley

February 28, 2013

2 arrested after car stuck in ditch

NORTH ANDOVER — Two women were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early yesterday morning after the car in which they were riding crashed into a chainlink fence.

Police received a call at 2:16 a.m. about a car stuck in a ditch at Beverly and Dana streets. Officer Joseph Kamal went to the scene as did a truck from Coady’s Towing.

When the driver of the car found out how much she would have to pay to have the car towed, she said she did not have enough money, according to police Lt. Charles Gray. The driver, Melissa Ann Shea, 18, of 945 Riverside Drive, Methuen, became very angry when she was told that Coady’s would tow the car — but it would be taken to the company’s garage and she would have to pay to retrieve it.

The car was partially obstructing the road, Gray explained. Shea and her passenger, Bobbi Lord, 17, of 106 Union St., both argued loudly with police and refused to get out of the car, Gray said.

After several warnings, police removed the women from the car and it was towed. The car damaged a chainlink fence, police said.

Shea and Lord were handcuffed, taken to the station and booked. They were arraigned in Lawrence District Court later in the morning.




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