Swampscott Driver Charged With OUI After Rear-Ending Lynn Police Car
This was the driver's second arrest for OUI.
Lynn police arrested a Swampscott woman early Monday morning for allegedly driving drunk after her car struck the rear of a Lynn police cruiser.
She was charged with OUI, second offense (the first stemming from a 2007 incident).
Alexsandra Kuperman, 28, of 17 Alden Road, Swampscott was driving on Eastern Avenue about 1:55 am Monday morning when her vehicle struck the back of the cruiser stopped at a red light at the Essex Street intersection, according to police.
Police noticed that the driver's eyes were glassy and that she was slurring her speech. He also stated he could smell a strong odor of alcohol, the report states.
When the officer asked if she had been drinking she said that she had drank a few glasses of wine, the report states.
Police administered a field sobriety test. The driver recited the alphabet correctly but subsequently was unable to keep her balance in a toe-to-heal walk, the report states.
The driver was arrested and taken to the police station. She was given two breathylizer tests and failed both, registering a .151 and a .150, almost twice the legal limit of .08, the report states.
Kuperman was arraigned on Tuesday in Lynn District Court, where she was released on personal recognizance bail and scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Nov. 27.