A 23-year-old Melrose man allegedly entered the danger zone early Monday morning in Arlington.
According to police, Cameron Roberts, of Larchmont Road, Melrose, drove drunk on Westminster Avenue, Lowell Street and Mass. Ave. at about 2:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, reaching speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour on Mass. Ave. when an officer attempted to stop him.
Roberts, who was wearing a "Top Gun" costume at the time, ran stop signs at Downing Square and at Lowell Street and Mass. Ave., as well as crossed over the centerline multiple times, police said.
The initial officer ended his pursuit on Mass. Ave. due to the high rate of speed, but a second officer soon spotted Roberts pulling over at Mass. Ave. and Marion Road, according to police.
Roberts was pulled from his vehicle after ignoring officers’ repeated demands to exit it, police said. Roberts, who said he was coming from a Halloween party, was visibly drunk at the scene and had trouble standing, police said.
Roberts was arrested and charged with operating under the influence (first offense), failure to stop for police, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a light violation.
Police allegedly found an empty bottle of vodka in his vehicle.