Department News

Motor vehicle accident – OUI Arrest

On Monday 1/12 at 2:50 pm the Tyngsborough Police responded to Westford Road by the Rt. 3 on-ramp for a (2) vehicle accident with reported injuries.  Upon arrival it was found that two vehicles were involved; An investigation revealed that a Toyota Corolla was travelling West on Westford Road when it turned left to get on the Exit 34 Northbound entrance to Rt. 3 cutting off a Pontiac Firebird which was travelling Eastbound on Westford Road.  The vehicles collided causing the Firebird to veer off of the roadway, striking a traffic light pole which detached the pole from it’s base.   Both operators were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The operator of the Toyota Corolla was arrested at the scene.

Brenda Peterson, 47 yrs. old of Hudson, NH was charged with the following offenses;

  • OUI Liquor
  • OUI while drivers license suspended for an OUI offense
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Outstanding arrest warrant out of Malden District Court for a past criminal motor vehicle charge


Released by;  Chief Richard Howe