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Woman Says Man Tailed Her, Man Says She Was Going 20 Under The Speed Limit

The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following are reports from the Westford Police Department.

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Dec. 1, 10:42 a.m. - A vehicle was broken into in the parking lot of Boost Fitness. 

In addition to an iPad, the following items were also reported missing.

  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • Realtor license
  • Gift card to Dunkin' Donuts
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Three pairs of glasses/sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Pocketbooks/makeup
  • Stamps
  • Various smaller items (tissues, pens, gloves, etc.)

Dec. 4, 7:50 p.m. - Westford Police stopped a driver whose vehicle had no visible working lights near the corner of Main Street and Tadmuck Road.

According to the owner of the vehicle, it was just purchased from a previous owner in Florida and was damaged in transit to Massachusetts.

The vehicle was towed and the owner was given a verbal warning.

Dec. 13, 7:48 p.m. - A woman returning to her apartment on Bay Road became suspicious of a black pickup truck following her on Littleton Road.

Upon returning home, she called police and gave the truck owner's license plate number, saying she "hit" her brakes three times near Belle's Bistro in the attempt to have the vehicle give her more distance.

The driver followed her up to the Crossroads Cafe plaza in Nagog Village.

Westford Police contacted the other driver who indicated that the woman was driving 25 miles per hour in what was a 45 mile per hour zone, and it was very difficult to provide more distance between the two vehicles.

While he was not aware that the sudden stop near Belle's Bistro was intentional, he continued to notice the slow speed of the other vehicle and observed a passenger in the vehicle stare at him as he approached his final destination: a gym near Crossroads Cafe.

Chris Daley January 06, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Ah yes the tailgating, the regional hostility disease. If somebody is driving too slow PASS EM. If you're the slow driver as I can be here, let the pushy fool behind you go around. It can be annoying for both situations, but use some common sense people. After dark it's hard to see ice, poles, trees and pedestrians on narrow roads!
Kate Hill January 06, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Its probably the same black pick up that drives 50 mph up and down North St and nearly takes out the back end of my van every time I try to pull in my driveway. He's so obnoxious and is going to hurt someone with his aggressive driving.
Randy Winslow January 06, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Did no one see that this lady was trying to get the driver behind her to crash into her? She should have been cited. Especially where she admitted to driving recklessly. I'm sure he wasn't even that close. These people who drive this much under the speed limit are much more dangerous then someone trying to drive the speed limit.
George Demetriou January 06, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Sure, let's shed a tear for those poor tailgaters who are trying to clear the roads from those of us trying to driver safely!!!
Stan Bridge January 06, 2013 at 11:29 PM
you don't have to drive slow to "driver safely".
Concerned Resident January 07, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Driving 15 - 20 mph slower than everyone else on the road and sudden random breaking (repeatedly!) is NOT safe or sane driving. If you feel the need to drive so slowly, you need to be prepared to safely pull over and let others pass you. Be courteous if you want others to be courteous to you!
Kate Hill January 07, 2013 at 12:01 PM
It's a speed LIMIT. Not a starting point or minimum or a suggestion.
Margo January 07, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Seriously people.....are some of you saying you have never tapped your brakes when someone was driving too close to you? That's the sign to signal to someone to back off. I agree that if you are driving too slow you should pull over and let others pass you but the chances of that happening are slim. Does anyone really think they are driving too slow?
KarenL January 07, 2013 at 11:50 PM
No, it's dangerous. Not only might you be rear ended, but, if someone is being that aggressive behind you, they might get violent when confronted like that. Years ago, my then husband "tapped his brakes" at a tailgater and the guy flew around in front of us, blocked the road, got out of his car, climbed on ours and was trying to break the windshield with his hands and feet. I try to avoid confrontations on the road, there are a lot of nuts out there. Personally, I drive at the prevailing speed of traffic on the road I'm on (might be at or slightly above or below the limit, depending on conditions and who else is on the road and how they are driving. If someone gets aggressive behind me, I change lanes or pull over and let them go take their impotency issues out on someone else.

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