WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – A Springfield native by way of Louisville, Kentucky was arrested yesterday morning on Springfield Road in Westfield. Miracle Crimes, 28, of 292 Union Street, Springfield, was arraigned yesterday on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of alcohol, and speeding.
According to the court’s statement of facts, Crimes was traveling westbound at 12:20 a.m. at an estimated 58 mph in a 40 mph zone on Springfield Road when arrested by Westfield police officer John Parrish, who was running stationary radar on the road.
Parrish stated that the vehicle Crimes was traveling in, a white Ford Focus, had blown a tire and was driving on a rim. He pulled the vehicle over into the parking lot of the Bertera Dodge dealership nearby and asked Crimes if she was aware she was driving on a blown tire.
After engaging in a conversation with Crimes, Parrish smelled alcohol on her breath and asked if she’d been drinking.
Crimes said she’d had only one beer, which prompted the officer to ask for her license, at which time she produced a Kentucky drivers license.
During the stop, West Springfield police contacted Westfield police dispatch to inform them they were looking for a stolen car which matched the query being run by Westfield police. West Springfield police confirmed that vehicle was stolen, and Crimes was arrested.
Crimes was arraigned in Westfield District Court yesterday, where Judge Philip Contant set bail at $250. She is due back in court on October 10 for a pre-trial hearing.
Media Credit: The Westfield News