By Jim Clark
While directing traffic last Wednesday at the corner of Medford St. and Broadway, an area which was having its crosswalk repainted, two officers on paid detail witnessed an impatient driver go around four stopped cars then speed away, narrowly clipping one officer with the vehicle’s mirror, according to reports.
The officers noticed that the male driver, later identified as Adam Scott, 23, of Woburn, along with another male and two female passengers, were laughing as they raced down Broadway, police said, ignoring the officers’ orders to stop.
The vehicle’s plate was radioed in and a patrol unit stopped the car at Morrison Ave.
The two officers who reported the incident, including the one hit by the car, arrived to make an identification.
When ordered out of the car Scott reportedly refused, then slapped away the officer’s hands when an attempt was made to pull him out of the vehicle, according to reports.
Pepper spray was administered and Scott eventually complied, whereupon he exited the vehicle and was handcuffed. He was placed under arrest and charged with failure to stop for police, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.