An Everett man has been arraigned on OUI 3rd and assault charges, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.
Jaime Botelho, 45, of Everett, was arraigned today in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, third offense. Middlesex Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Michael Sullivan ordered the defendant held pending a dangerousness hearing which is scheduled for January 19 at 2 pm in courtroom 430.
According to authorities, on October 7, 2011, at approximately 9 pm, a civilian witness and his wife observed a van traveling on Mystic Street in Everett heading towards Robin Street with the passenger’s side door open. The witness also 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. It is at this time that it is alleged that the defendant pulled the victim out of the van and threw her to the ground, causing the victim’s head to hit the pavement.
Authorities allege that the defendant then confronted the witness and his wife. The witness noticed that the defendant allegedly smelled like alcohol and his eyes were glassy. The defendant then allegedly picked the victim up and threw her in the van before driving away. The witness and his wife called 911.
Everett police pulled the defendant over on Beacham Street and noticed that the defendant appeared to be under the influence. Officers on scene 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. The defendant was arrested and transported to the Everett Police Department where he was given field sobriety tests and failed two of them.
The defendant was arraigned in Malden District Court on October 11, 2011, where he was held pending a dangerousness hearing. On October 13, 2011, Judge Lee Johnson ordered the defendant held without bail following a dangerousness hearing. The defendant was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on December 15, 2011.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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.