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Alleged assault, striking parked cars leads to Mass. man's arrest

Union Leader Correspondent

July 28. 2014 7:51PM

SALEM — A Massachusetts man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a woman at a Meadow Lane home, then striking several parked cars and the drive-through canopy of a local bank with an SUV, police said.

David Jaime, 29, of Methuen, Mass. is facing conduct after an accident and four other charges after fleeing from Salem police on foot into a wooded area near Haverhill Bank at 396 Main St. in Salem.

Police said they were called to the Meadow Lane home at 11 p.m. on Saturday for an unwanted subject at a party.

Witnesses told police Jaime assaulted a female guest at the party. Jaime allegedly had already struck several parked cars on the street and had left the area.

Police found a black Dodge Durango allegedly driven by Jaime in the parking lot at the Haverhill Bank.

Evidence at the scene indicated the truck struck the bank’s drive-thru canopy and cement bollards that protect the propane tanks for the building, police said. No one was inside the vehicle when police arrived.

A person fitting the description of the driver ran from the nearby woods adjacent to the bank directly into the side of a police cruiser, police said.

The man then allegedly fled on foot from the officers.


Jaime was arrested after he resisted arrest following a short foot chase, police said. He was brought to the police department where he was examined by medics from Salem Fire & Rescue, police said.


Jaime was later transported to Parkland Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries sustained during the vehicle crash and altercation at the house party, police said.


He was released from the hospital the next day, police said. Jaime is also facing charges of resisting arrest, criminal trespass, drunken driving and domestic simple assault.

Based on his relationship with the woman in Methuen, Mass., an emergency domestic violence protective order was issued by a Massachusetts judge, police said. Jaime is due in court for arraignment on Aug. 11.

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