This week’s Current Court Report includes arraignments and dispositions from Monday’s Nantucket District Court session.
Philip Keith Albertson, 53, of Nantucket, will have a June 9 charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol continued without a finding for one year on the condition he complete a driver alcohol education program, forfeit his license for 45 days, pay a $250 program fee, $250 head-injury fee, $50 victim-witness fee, and $50 OUI assessment fee.
A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle stemming from the same incident was dismissed.
Donna D. Buchanan, 64, of Nantucket, was arraigned on July 13 charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (amended down from a third offense OUI to a second offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She had not-guilty pleas entered on her behalf and was ordered to return to court Aug. 14 for a pretrial hearing.
James Egan, 35, of Nantucket, was arraigned on July 15 charges of assault and battery on a family/household member and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was released on $1,000 cash bail. He was ordered to return to court July 24 for a pretrial hearing.
Hugh Gibbs, 42, of Gardner, was arraigned on a July 15 charge of assault and battery on a family/household member. He had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court Sept. 11 for a pretrial hearing.
Michael Thomas McInerney, 29, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty to two Oct. 2, 2022 charges of assault & battery on a police officer, one charge of assault and battery on ambulance personnel, and one charge of threatening to commit a crime. He was ordered to complete probation, pay a $50 victim-witness fee, and remain alcohol free while being subject to a SCRAM unit.
A charge of leaving the scene of property damage stemming from the same incident will be continued without a finding for one year on the condition McInerney complete his probation without a violation. One charge of assault & battery on ambulance personnel, one charge of speeding, and two charges of leaving the scene of property damage stemming from this incident were dismissed as part of the plea.
According to the police report, McInerney was involved in a hit and run at approximately 7:44 p.m. on October 2, 2022 after he crashed into a parked vehicle in the area of Hummock Pond Road and Cisco Beach.
Officers eventually located McInerney near Ahab Drive later on in the evening and while attempting to transport him to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, McInerney kneed a public safety official in the left eye and threatened to kill a firefighter and his family while the firefighter was attempting to give McInerney care. He also threatened to burn the firefighter’s home down and kneed him in the shoulder.
Once McInerney was transported to the emergency room, he spit on a Nantucket Police Officer and it landed on his head, neck, and jacket before proceeding to spit on the face of a second Nantucket Police Officer.
*All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty under a court of law*