Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Saturday night during the snow storm.
According to Captain John Rogers, Bruce O’Brien, 60, of Whitman was driving behind a snow plow truck at about 7 p.m. near the north end of Rocky Hill Road. He then, Rogers said, passed the truck and allegedly fired three rounds into the air from a handgun. The snow plow driver, who Rogers said works for a private contractor, reported the gunshots and followed O’Brien to the area of Rocky Hill Road and Powerhouse Road where police caught up with him.
O’Brien has been charged with firing a gun within 500 feet of a building, carrying a firearm while under the influence of liquor or drugs, disorderly conduct and assault with a dangerous weapon.
He was not charged with drunk driving because his level of intoxication did not rise to the legal level, Rogers said.