State Police Arrest Man for OUI Offense in New Bedford

Massachusetts State Police Release–032013–State Police Arrest Man for OUI Offense in New Bedford

Today at 2:22 a.m., the Massachusetts State Police arrested a man on Coggeshall Street in New Bedford for operating under the influence (OUI).  Trooper Neal Cadorette from the State Police barracks in Dartmouth was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle traveling south on Belleville Ave approaching the intersection of Coggeshall street.  Trooper Cadorette continued to observe the vehicle as it traveled west on Coggeshall Street.  After observing several motor vehicle infractions Trooper Cadorette stopped the vehicle.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as MATTHEW GARZA, 20, of New Bedford, who was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche.  Trooper Cadorette determined that GARZA was operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI) and he was arrested.

GARZA was transported to the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth where he was booked and charged.  GARZA was later transported to Bristol County House of Correction and held until his scheduled arraignment in New Bedford District Court.

Trooper Cadorette also summoned BIENVENIDO RODRIGUEZ, 76, of New Bedford, who is the registered owner of the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche.


BIENVENIDO RODRIGUEZ was charged with the following offenses:

1.     Uninsured motor vehicle 90-34J;

2.     Revoked registration 90-23J.


MATTHEW GARZA was charged with the following offenses:

1.     Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 90-24J;

2.     Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle 90-24E;

3.     Marked Lanes Violation 89-4A;

4.     Failure to Wear Seatbelt 90-13A;

5.     Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


No further information is available at this time.  Please do not call the barracks directly.