Everett man indicted on assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, 3rd OUI

EVERETT – An Everett man has been indicted on OUI 3rd and assault charges, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public late Monday. Jaime Botelho, 45, of Everett, was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, his third offense.

“These are troubling allegations where the defendant is alleged to have physically assaulted the female victim while driving under the influence, harming not only the victim, but putting the public at large at risk,” District Attorney Leone said.

“I commend the Good Samaritan in this case who helped assist in the apprehension of this defendant and the Everett Police Department for their swift response.”

Botelho was indicted on December 15, and will be arraigned on January 13 at 9AM in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.

According to authorities, a civilian witness and his wife observed a van traveling on Mystic Street in Everett on October 7, 2011, heading towards Robin Street at approximately 9PM. With the passenger’s side door open, the witness observed an item being thrown from the van.

The witness stopped to take a closer look, saw that the item was a woman’s purse, and retrieved it from the side of the road.

The witness continued to observe the van which was traveling down Robin Street and stopped in the area of Dexter Street.  The witness pulled his car behind the van and observed the male driver, later identified as the defendant, exit the driver’s side of the van and walk around to the passenger’s side.

The defendant then pulled the victim out of the van, throwing her to the ground which caused the victim’s head to hit the pavement.

The defendant then confronted the witness, smelling of alcohol. The witness and his wife called 911 as the defendant picked up the victim up, and threw her in the van before driving away. Everett police pulled the defendant over on Beacham Street, and noticed that the defendant appeared to be under the influence.

Officers reported that the defendant had an odor of alcohol coming from his persons, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he appeared unsteady on his feet. He was given field sobriety tests and failed two of them.

The defendant was arrested and transported to the Everett Police Department, and later  arraigned in Malden District Court on October 11, 2011.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Marisa Tagliareni. The victim witness advocate is Theresa Corcoran.  This case was investigated by the Everett Police Department, and these charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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