Billerica – On Monday, October 2, 2023, at approximately 7:20 PM, Billerica Police responded to a report of a vehicle into a building located at #309 Boston Road, Billerica. The building is the former site of Mackenzie Auto and Sound and is currently unoccupied. On arrival, Officers observed a 2007 Chevrolet CK 2500 flatbed style truck had driven through the north side of the building facade. The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was subsequently located sitting on the ground in front of the building after having exited the vehicle on his own. The 19-year-old male operator is facing motor vehicle charges including speeding, failure to stop for a red light and minor possession of alcohol. He was subsequently transported to Lahey Hospital in Burlington with non-life-threatening injuries.
While officers were in the process of investigating the above accident, including supporting Fire Department personnel temporarily supporting and barricading the building structure of 309 Boston Road, a 74-year-old Billerica man, identified as Peter Joy, drove a 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck into the rear of a stationary and fully marked Billerica Police vehicle. At the time of the crash, the police vehicle had its overhead emergency blue lights and read flashers activated and was occupied by a Police Officer. The Officer was not seriously injured in the collision, however the police vehicle sustained extensive damage as did the Dodge Dakota. A subsequent investigation into the crash resulted in the arrest of Peter Joy for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Marked Lanes violations. Mr. Joy will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on October 3, 2023.
All of the above criminal allegations are based on probable cause and the individual(s) are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.