Braintree: Woman arrested for drunken driving following crash

A Braintree woman is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle accident on Monday night.  51 year-old Donna Meola was arrested after allegedly crashing into a fence in front of a Quincy Avenue business.

A witness to the accident told police officers that he followed Meola from Quincy after she allegedly struck his vehicle in a Quincy parking lot and then fled into Braintree.

The witness also stated that while Meola was traveling south on Quincy Avenue, she crossed over into the northbound lane several times, nearly striking vehicles that were traveling north.

He said Meola then suddenly turned left onto the sidewalk, crashing through a chain link fence and into the parking lot of the business.  Meola was not injured in the crash, but did show signs of possible intoxication.  Meola refused to take a sobriety test and was arrested.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.