42 opened nips found during Freetown DUI arrest

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FREETOWN, Mass. (WPRI) — A Freetown man is facing multiple charges, including drunk driving, after police say they found dozens of opened nip bottles in his pickup truck during a traffic stop.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper pulled over 26-year-old James Woodward on Route 24 in Freetown around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police say Woodward appeared to be impaired by alcohol, and had many open and unopened bottles of liquor in his truck, including 42 opened nips of vodka.

Woodward was arrested and charged with OUI, negligent driving, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation.

Woodward was due in Fall River District Court Monday morning.

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