TEWKSBURY– Chief Ryan Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department has arrested a man for alleged impaired driving following a motor vehicle crash that took place early Friday morning.  

JOSHUA CHRISTIAN, AGE 24, of TEWKSBURY, was arrested and charged with:  

  • Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 
  • Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle 
  • Marked Lanes Violation 

On Friday, Aug. 25 at approximately 1 a.m., Tewksbury Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash where a car had struck a telephone pole in the area of 417 North St.  

Upon arrival, officers saw a telephone pole that was broken and hanging over the northbound travel lane on North Street, and a red pickup truck on the side of the road with the airbags deployed.  

Officers safely removed the driver, identified as CHRISTIAN, from the vehicle.  

CHRISTIAN did not report any injuries and was evaluated by the Tewksbury Fire Department as a precaution.  

During a preliminary investigation, officers conducted a field sobriety test to which

CHRISTIANconsented. As a result of the field sobriety test and a subsequent portable breath test, CHRISTIAN was arrested without further incident.

CHRISTIAN was expected to be arraigned Friday in Lowell District Court.

These are all allegations. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 


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