Region Roundup: Norton Woman Arrested in Attleboro, Selectman Accused of Threats, Turkey Halts Train

A look at what is happening around the region this week.

Norton Woman Allegedly Crashes Vehicle in Attleboro After Texting She is Drunk

A 20-year-old Norton woman was arrested in Attleboro over the weekend for allegedly drunk driving and crashing into a car, according to Fox 25.

Attleboro Police told Fox 25 that Allison Giuva of Norton was drunk with a blood alcohol content reading of .15 when she crashed into another car on Slater Street Saturday morning.

Her cell phone allegedly contained a text message from the previous hour saying she was drunk, according to the report.

Former Seekonk Selectman Accused of Making Threats

Beth Hallal, Seekonk's board of health agent, said former Selectman Bill Rice acted like fictional mob boss Tony Soprano at Town Hall last week when he told her he would break her bones. Rice admitted he made the comments, but said he was joking. Hallal filed a police report. Police Capt. Frank John told Patch Rice will not be charged with a crime.

Rice's comments made May 24 were in reaction to the board of health's approval of the Pine Hill Estates development, according to an incident report written by Patrol Officer Sean P. Dowd. The report says Rice was upset because of possible disruption to water and wells in the area.

Gambling Establishments Could Have Effect on Norton

With the possibility of gambling on the horizon at the Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, the Taunton Casino and the Raynham Racecourse, the Norton Board of Selectmen discussed the potential impact this could have in Norton. While noting that housing could be impacted, the Board didn’t seem too worried, although it was brought up that there is money available from any of the nearby gaming establishments for an impact study.

Turkey Strike Halts Amtrak Train

An Amtrak train was halted Saturday morning after a turkey crashed through the front of the train according to Mansfield fire.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on June 1, a turkey struck and entered the front of the train through a window, forcing the train to stop on School Street in West Mansfield.

Due to the secluded location of the train, four fire fighters walked about 30 minutes to get to the train and helped the train's injured engineer to an ambulance.

The engineer of the train was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.


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