YPD captures alleged 4th offense OUI driver

Matthew Allen Tinti

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Wednesday at approximately 10:00 PM, officers participating in a specialized Impaired Driving Immobilization Traffic Grant operation observed a white Ford E-250 van traveling on Route 28 in South Yarmouth with no valid safety inspection sticker since 2015.

Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Christopher Marino notified YPD Dispatch Center that he would be conducting a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle eastbound on Route 28 in the area of Commercial Street.

Officer Marino activated the police cruiser overhead emergency lights signaling the vehicle to stop. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound disregarding the emergency lights and subsequent sirens.

As they approached the area of Doyle’s Restaurant and an ambulance traveling westbound with its emergency lights activated approached and the vehicle failed to yield to the ambulance and continued traveling eastbound.

The vehicle then entered into the Four Corner Intersection just before the Bass River Bridge and turned its left signal on. The vehicle however did not turn and continued straight onto the Bass River Bridge into Dennis.

The vehicle continued on through several side streets in Dennis at an approximate speed of 23 MPH with no other traffic. The vehicle eventually turned onto Crowell Road and then abruptly stopped.

A male jumped from the vehicle with his right hand in his pocket and start to run to the rear of the house where he had stopped his vehicle.

Patrol Officer Marino then gave chase as he ran off in the complete darkness.

Officer Marino was able to gain distance on the male and was able to partially illuminate the male with his flashlight as the male slowed down, turned his upper body towards the Officer with his right hand still in his pocket out of view.

Officer Marino, who was alone in the dark with the suspect in the backyard of a neighborhood home, issued a verbal warning and deployed his Taser when the suspect did not comply and went towards the Officer.

The suspect’s resistance was eventually overcome and he was placed in custody.

Back up Police Officers from the Dennis and Yarmouth Police Departments quickly arrived. The suspect refused to identify himself but his wallet was located as well as a Florida license in his name.

Arrangements were made for Silver Cloud towing to remove the vehicle and for the Dennis Animal Control to respond to take custody of a dog that was still in the vehicle.

The suspect was transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters and determined to be intoxicated.

A record check indicated at least three prior drunk driving convictions and that his license status was revoked.

The suspect, Matthew Allen Tinti, 46, of Wesley Chapel, FL, but who is from the Cape Cod area has a long criminal record was held overnight at Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters. Tinti was charged with operating under the influence of liquor (4th offense),  operating negligently to endanger, marked lanes violation, operating after license revoked, fail to stop for police, fail to stop at stop sign, fail to signal, uninspected vehicle, and obstructing an emergency vehicle (ambulance). He was scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court Thursday.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police

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