NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A man who police pursued for three miles from Florence into Westhampton was arrested on charges including drunk driving early Friday morning. Northampton Police Detective Lt. Alan Borowski told 22News that Joseph Podolak was placed under arrest after he finally stopped at his Stage Road home around 1:00 A.M.
According to Borowski, a police officer was stopped at Florence Road and Westhampton Road, and began following Podolak after he passed by. Borowski says the officer noticed Podolak make several lane violations. The officer turned on his lights in an effort to stop Podolak, but he kept going all the way into Westhampton, where he pulled into his driveway.
He is being charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, failure to stop for police, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.