Dorchester man arrested on drug, firearms charges

The Hull Police Department arrested a Dorchester man for trafficking cocaine and illegal possession of a firearm following a routine traffic stop Sunday night.

According to a police statement, Dominic J. Duret, 26, of Dorchester, was arrested after a traffic stop and charged with:

• Attempt to commit a crime (murder)

• Trafficking in cocaine

• Carrying a firearm without a license

• Improper storage of a firearm

• Possession of a firearm with a defaced number involved in a felony

• Possession of ammunition

• Resisting arrest

• Receiving stolen property over $250

At approximately 11:40 p.m. Sunday, a Hull police officer on patrol at Kenberma Street and Samoset Avenue witnessed a black SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Samoset Avenue.

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop. After obtaining the driver’s license and registration, the officer returned to his cruiser to relay the information to dispatch. At that time, he noticed the driver, identified as Duret, throwing drugs and drug paraphernalia out of the passenger side window. The officer then placed Duret under arrest.

While retrieving the items that the suspect had thrown on the ground, the officer noticed him edging toward his vehicle and allegedly reaching for a .22 caliber handgun.

Additionally, police located multiple packages containing a white substance, which was later determined to be cocaine, inside the vehicle.

Duret was booked at the Hull Police Department and held on $20,000 cash bail pending his arraignment at Hingham District Court.

Pedestrian fatally injured on George Washington Boulevard

The Hingham Police Department has confirmed that a pedestrian hit by a car late this morning near the courthouse on George Washington Boulevard has died.

The boulevard was closed for about three hours while a State Police accident reconstruction team worked at the scene. The roadway has reopened.

Further details are pending.