The following is a press release from the Massachusetts State Police.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on the night of Thursday, Dec. 1, Massachusetts State Police Trooper John Ciszek arrested a 50-year-old Laconia, New Hampshire man for his 6th OUI offense and operating a motor vehicle without a license after finding him passed out in the breakdown lane.
Trooper Ciszek was working his assigned shift at the Concord barracks when he observed an Oldsmobile Bravada stopped in the breakdown lane of Route 128 southbound in Lexington. The trooper stopped to check on the well-being of the operator and found him asleep with the car running.
The trooper had difficulty waking up the operator, identified as Timothy Converse, 50, of Laconia, New Hampshire. Trooper Ciszek observed Converse to have a heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and bloodshot, glassy eyes. Converse had difficulty answering Trooper Ciszek’s questions and had difficulty standing once outside of his car. Those initial observations, along with subsequent observations made during field sobriety tests, led the trooper to determine that Converse was impaired and to arrest him.
Converse was transported back to the Concord barracks when it was discovered that his New Hampshire driver’s license has been suspended for Habitual Offender status and that he was wearing an ankle monitoring device. Converse informed troopers that he was on parole out of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Department of Corrections informed troopers that Converse was on parole after serving two years of a five year sentence for a 5th OUI conviction.
Converses charges include operating under the influence of liquor 6th offense, operating a motor vehicle without a license and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Converse is to be arraigned in Concord District Court.