SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Lorenzo DeJesus has had his fair share of run-ins with the law. Most recently, on the night of March 8th at the Corner of Walnut St. and State St. in Springfield.
“While he was driving in the Northbound lane coming down the street, he crossed oncoming traffic and there was a head-on collision right at State and Walnut street,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.
Luckily, EMTs were staged nearby and made it to the scene of the accident within moments.
“He had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and the EMTs determined that he was high on heroin or some type of opiate,” says Delaney.
Even more troubling — there were two children inside his car.
“There was a 1 year old in the car and there was a 13 year old in the car, one of them was his child,” says Delaney. “He was driving around heavily intoxicated, on narcotics — head-on collision and he had children in the car.”
Miraculously, the children weren’t seriously injured, nor was DeJesus. After a trip to the hospital, he taken into custody.
“The officers charged him with operating under the influence,” says Delaney “They found out by running his record that his license was revoked for operating under the influence of narcotics.”
Delaney adds, “He was arraigned in court, he has since defaulted on it.”
He went on to say, “People behind the wheel of a car — especially after their second offense — we need to get these people off the street.
Police say Lorenzo DeJesus’ last known address is on El Paso Street in Springfield.
If you see him, call 9-1-1, or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.