A Brockton man who told Sandwich police he had pulled over on Route 130 because he had to urinate was arrested and charged with drunk driving on Sunday, November 1.
Police on patrol spotted a blue Chevrolet Avalanche idling on the side of the road at 11:12 PM.
As the officer turned the cruiser around, he spotted the truck’s driver walking around from the passenger side of the vehicle to the driver’s door. The man attempted to wave the officer away, saying he was all set, according to the police report.
The officer pulled in behind the vehicle, got out of his cruiser and approached the driver, who by then was seated in the truck.
The man was identified as Robert H. Zerbarini, 58.
According to the report, Mr. Zerbarini smelled strongly of alcohol, and there were several empty beer cans and vodka nip bottles in the truck’s center console along with an open beer in the driver’s-side-door cupholder.
Mr. Zerbarini said he was coming from his girlfriend’s house in Brockton, where they had just had a fight, and was on his way to his other girlfriend’s house in Sandwich, police said.
He said he had pulled over because he had to urinate.
Following a series of field sobriety tests, police arrested Mr. Zerbarini and charged him with drunk driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.