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Tow Truck Crash In Milford Leads To Arrest And Drug Charges (MA)


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During a pat-down of the driver and his belongings, state troopers found drugs inside a backpack.


MILFORD, MA- What began as an early morning call for a disabled tow truck on I-495 ended in an arrest and the driver facing drug charges.


State troopers responded to a call early Friday morning about a single vehicle crash on I-495 North in Milford. They found a tow truck in the median against a tree and pried open the driver's side door to free the driver, 41-year-old Shawn Mckay.


Mckay, of Suncook, New Hampshire, was not injured and refused medical treatment by Milford EMS. The state trooper on scene offered Mckay a seat in her car while they waited since it was cold outside.

As part of safety procedure the trooper patted down Mckay and his belongings only to find methamphetamine in his backpack. He was arrested and faces drug possession charges.

The left travel lane of I-495 North was closed for about an hour and a half while crews removed the truck.


Massachusetts State Police helping crashed tow truck driver discover methamphetamine inside driver’s backpack

When Massachusetts State Police troopers attempted to help a tow truck driver who had crashed his truck off Interstate 495 in Milford, the troopers discovered the driver was carrying methamphetamine in a backpack, officials said.

The 2007 International 4300 flatbed truck crashed around 5 a.m. Friday, landing against a tree in the median on the northbound side of the highway, state police said. No other cars were involved in the crash.

Troopers pried open the door of the truck so the driver, 41-year-old Shawn McKay of Suncook, New Hampshire, could get out, state police said.

McKay was not injured and refused medical treatment, according to state police.

“Due to the cold temperature and location of the crash, Trooper Erickson offered to let McKay wait inside her cruiser,” state police wrote in a statement. “For safety reasons, Trooper Connor pat frisked McKay and his belongings finding the above mentioned narcotics inside a backpack.”

McKay was arrested on drug charges and is expected to be arraigned Friday in Milford District Court.


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