Former Rockland Selectman Michael Zupkofska has been arrested again and formerly charged with operating under the influence and a marked lanes violation after officers discovered Zupkofska stopped on Gardner Street in Hingham just before 10 o’clock Monday night.
Hingham Police Sergeant Steven Dearth said officers found Zupkofska with what they describe as red and glassy eyes, three-quarters closed, sitting in his car in the middle of the road, after he allegedly struck a curb after turning a corner.
Police said when they walked up to the window Zupkofska was chewing on crackers excessively and admitted to having a couple of drinks, but officers also noticed he was fumbling with credit cards and paperwork looking for his ID. Officers gave Zupkofska four field sobriety tests, before arresting him.
According to Dearth Zupkofska was arraigned on Tuesday morning and is expected back in court on Thursday. Zupkofska has been arrested before on charges of operating under the influence but he was found not guilty.
Zupkofska, first elected in 2007, lost his bid for re-election as a member of the Rockland Board of Selectman in April. His campaign website states that he is employed as a Senior Engineering Technician by a large medical device company.