LOWELL — Eight-time convicted drunk driver Oscar Chapman continues to be held as a Lowell Superior Court judge takes under advisement a motion by prosecutors to hold him without bail as a danger to society following his ninth drunken-driving arrest, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
Chapman, 52, of 5 Groton St., Pepperell, was indicted earlier this month on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol — fifth offense or subsequent; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing serious bodily injury; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license for operating under the influence; and operating a motor vehicle after a suspended license, subsequent offense.
Chapman has been jailed since Dec. 24 after a single-car accident near 103 Heald St. in Pepperell. Chapman was allegedly driving drunk when his car flipped on the country road, seriously injuring his passenger, Chad Pillsbury.
At his recent Superior Court arraignment, Chapman was ordered held without bail pending his dangerousness hearing. After a hearing, Chapman continues to be held while Judge Richard Tucker takes the matter under advisement.
Chapman’s next court date is May 18 for a pretrial conference.