Northbridge Police: Man Charged With Drunk Driving

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Northbridge police charged a man Dec. 24 with operating under the influence of liquor.
Northbridge police charged a man Dec. 24 with operating under the influence of liquor. Photo Credit: File

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – A Northbridge resident was arrested Monday and charged with operating under the influence of liquor.

At 3:16 p.m. on Christmas Eve day, Northbridge police responded to a report of a hit-and-run car accident on Providence Road in Linwood. The rear-end accident resulted in heavy damage to the front car but no injuries, according to police.

The back car in the accident fled the scene, and police located the suspect at his home. James Wilga, 46, of 344 Providence Road, Linwood, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of a property damaged accident and failure to stop or yield.

Wilga will be arraigned in court on Wednesday. 

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Hang Him before he kills someone