Masslive: The man accused of causing a fatal collision on Route 20 in Auburn told police that he had two shots of Hennessy around noon and “smoked two blunts this morning,” before the crash. DeJesus Amaro is facing charges including motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, operating under the influence of marijuana, possession of an open container, unlicensed driving and speeding. Amaro, 24 of Taunton, was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail at his arraignment in Worcester District Court Friday. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf. Sutton police tried to stop a red Ford Explorer on Thursday but the car got away, according to a police statement of facts filed in court. That’s when an Auburn police officer saw the car on Route 20 in town, heading west in the eastbound lane.
“The vehicle was driving extremely fast, passing vehicles, lost control, swerved back into the westbound lane to avoid a crash, then struck the rear of a Toyota truck in the westbound lane, veered across the road into the eastbound lane, and struck the front of a Jeep Cherokee, head on,” the statement reads.
As the officer went to investigate, he saw a man get out of the Ford Explorer and “sprint” away. The man had blood “streaming” from his left elbow and ran off into the woods, where he was found hiding inside a concrete drainage pipe by a Massachusetts State Police K-9 and Auburn police, the statement read. That suspect was identified as Amaro, police said, noting that Amaro’s breath had an odor of “alcohol and burnt marijuana,” according to the statement of facts. Police found a partially-full bottle of Hennessy below the driver’s side door of the Ford Explorer, the statement of facts reads.
A passenger in the Jeep — identified by family as 54-year-old Michael Robidoux, the owner of Central Mass. Towing — was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital with injuries, authorities said. A state trooper noticed Amaro showed signs of marijuana use, according to the statement of facts. That’s when Amaro admitted to having the two shots of Hennessy at noon and smoking the two “blunts” in the morning, police said.
The owner of the Ford Explorer reported that Amaro stole the car after getting access to the keys without permission, according to the statement of facts. Amaro does not have a license to drive in any state, police said. Police discovered Amaro had two outstanding warrants from Taunton District Court for probation violations on charges of possession of Class A and B drugs, disorderly conduct and felony breaking and entering. Amaro is currently on probation, according to the statement.
DeJesus Amaro is arraigned in Central District Court on charges including motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. He is accused of causing a crash that killed Michael Robidoux of #Auburn Thursday. @telegramdotcom pic.twitter.com/JFkoJ8j7a0
— Rick Cinclair (@RickCinclair) June 7, 2019
UPDATE: Worcester County DA identifies driver accused of causing fatal Auburn head-on crash as DeJesus Amaro. He is expected to be arraigned sometime Friday morning. https://t.co/n6fKAZ9Y7Q pic.twitter.com/ONZyN6cB9J
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) June 7, 2019
I know a lot of people are going to blame this on the fact that he smoked pot before getting in a car and killing someone. Pot doesn’t kill people; criminals kill people. However, if you wanna outlaw Henny, I’m all for it. It’s a known fact that the only people who have ever purchased a bottle of Henny are either on probation, have active warrants, or owe at least $5,000 in child support.
As usual, a Massachusetts judge will face no consequences for getting an innocent, well respected member of the community killed. Last July this waste of space was arrested not once, but twice in 24 hours in Taunton:
The first was for drugs:
DeJesus Amaro, 23, last known address 209 Washington St., was arrested Monday and charged with illegal possession of fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine; conspiracy to violate a drug law; disturbing the peace; and disorderly conduct.
He was released and was arrested the next afternoon for felony breaking and entering.
Amaro was arrested again on Tuesday when police say they were called to 193 Washington St. at 12:20 p.m. to investigate a breaking and entering in progress. Police said they found Amaro lying down on a bed inside a Ford Econoline camper. They said he ran off but was quickly caught by an officer after running through backyards. Amaro allegedly claimed he broke into the camper because he is homeless.
His reasoning for running from the cops after they woke him up from his nap?
Amaro also allegedly told police that he ran off because he had failed to appear in court that day for arraignment on the previous day’s drug arrest, which police said resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
I really hate judges in general (except for the Leominster judge, he’s good shit). They’ve been granted God-like status in our society. They’re the only people who are NEVER accountable for their actions, don’t have to answer to anyone, get a lifetime appointment, AND their salaries are paid for by the taxpayers. They don’t give a shit about being criticized in blogs like this because the know it doesn’t really matter – they’re protected no matter what, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. If I was President the first thing I would do is completely eliminate Judges and replace them with computers that automatically hand out sentences by the book. They really serve no other purpose.
Meanwhile this shithead:
NEW: Angel Velazquez says his friend, DeJesus Amaro, took his car without permission yesterday. Amaro faces several charges, including motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. #NBC10Boston #NECN https://t.co/MqEKJPbDBP pic.twitter.com/Fa7lQ8mEXb
— Mike Manzoni NBC10 Boston (@MikeNBCBoston) June 7, 2019
Oh please. No one’s taking my car without permission except for my wife. And anyone who even associates with a slugpump like this killer is a douchebag by default.
Such a tragedy because as usual the guy who provides nothing to society gets to live, and the person who actually had value does not. Michael Robidoux was a grandfather, business owner, and by the looks of his page a highly respected member of society. He rubbed elbows with some powerful people, and a cursory look through his Facebook page shows us that he was a steadfast supporter of law enforcement, an advocate for safer driving, and his business has donated plaques to both the Weymouth and Yarmouth Police in honor of murdered cops Michael Chesna and Sean Gannon.
Based on things he’s posted on Facebook he would’ve been the first person advocating for stricter sentences for people like the excrement who ended up killing him. If you’d like to donate to his GFM you can do so here.
Some idiots are doing exactly what he wouldn’t have done – blaming the Auburn Police.
Hey dipshit, you no read good?
Don’t answer that question, but allow me to explain. The Sutton Police did call of their chase on him, and the Auburn Police then saw him driving into oncoming traffic before crashing. They weren’t chasing him. He was just driving like a lunatic and a cop happened to see it happen because Route 20 is a really busy road.
The only thing that should’ve been called off are those swimming trunks and the collection of pubes hanging from your chin.
Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mike Robidoux.
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