SAUGUS — Chief Michael Ricciardelli reports that the Saugus Police Department is seeking charges against a Lynn man after he allegedly crashed into a storefront this morning while fleeing from an earlier crash.
ALFREDO NIZ-LOPEZ, AGE 20, OF LYNN was issued a summons on charges of:
- Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
- Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash (Two Counts)
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Marked Lanes Violation
At 4 a.m., Saugus Police were dispatched to a report of a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Ballard Street. A motorist called police and reported that she had been rear-ended at a red light and that the driver who struck her vehicle, later identified as NIZ-LOPEZ, allegedly fled the scene.
The woman pursued NIZ-LOPEZ for a short time on Lincoln Avenue as he attempted to flee before he lost control of his vehicle and subsequently crashed into a storefront at 529 Lincoln Ave. He then allegedly attempted to flee the second crash on foot, but was located and taken into custody by Saugus Police.
NIZ-LOPEZ suffered injuries in the crash that are not believed to be life-threatening. He was transported to an area hospital.
“Fortunately nobody was seriously injured as a result of this suspect’s alleged reckless actions,” Chief Ricciardelli said. “However, it’s important for drivers to know that if they are involved in a crash and the other person flees, they should not attempt to pursue them. They should call 911 and provide as much information as they can, and allow officers to investigate and work to locate them.”