Driving Behind a Police Cruiser with High Beams On Lands Two in a Spotlight They Could’ve Avoided
At about 12:43am, on Friday, February 1, 2013, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) were on patrol in the area of Brighton & Harvard Aves when a motor vehicle driving with its high beams pulled behind the officer’s cruiser. In an effort to alert and encourage the operator to turn his high beams off, officers activated the rear light bar on their cruiser. When the operator failed to receive the message, officers pulled to the side of the right, allowed the operator to pass and then pulled him over. After pulling the car over, officers discovered that the operator was driving without a license.
While speaking to the operator, officers noted that the front seat passenger was acting increasingly more nervous and kept touching his waist area. Seeing this, officers asked the passenger to exit the car. A search of the passenger enabled officers to see and seize a plastic bag containing what appeared to be a cocaine-like substance.
Officers charged the operator, Ramsey Sirois, 29, of Boston, with Operating without Being Licensed.
Officers charged the passenger, Ivan Bacai, 23, of Malden, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B drug (cocaine).