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Great Barrington Police Department Investigating Officer OUI Charge

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A Great Barrington, Massachusetts town police officer is off the job after a drunk driving arrest over the weekend.

Officer Daniel Bartini, 26, was arrested on the Mass Pike in Otis Saturday evening after driving erratically and failing a field sobriety test. In a statement, Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh said he was “extremely upset with this news,” and said that the department’s Internal Affairs unit is conducting a full investigation. In 2016, Bartini was pulled over but not arrested for driving erratically in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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