A local man is facing multiple charges, including drunken driving, after narrowly escaping several car accidents, and then finally causing one car crash near Easton, Massachusetts. The 30-year old man, a Walpole resident, was speeding through both West Bridgewater and Easton at about 70 miles per hour. Eventually he collided with another vehicle. Police believe that his excessive speed and reckless driving are the cause of that car accident. His erratic driving forced several drivers on Route 106 to drive off of the road, leading to some very near misses.
At about 5:30 p.m., the man reached the Five Corners intersection near Easton. He allegedly hit a gray Hyundai. Multiple calls were made to 911, which helped police correctly identify the driver through his license plate number and descriptions of his car, a white Buick Century. The man was finally pulled over in Walpole.
The driver is facing multiple charges related to this incident. They include reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and leaving the scene of an accident. He was also cited for passing in a no passing zone. Police report that he will likely face an additional charge of drunk driving. It has not been reported at this time whether the man was given a breathalyzer test or completed sobriety testing at the scene.
There is no report regarding injuries sustained by the driver or any passengers in the Hyundai that was struck as a result of this man's alleged reckless driving. In many cases, the moments following a car accident are filled with an adrenaline response that inhibits a victim's ability to perceive an injury. In other cases, a joint or muscle injury does not become apparent until the days or weeks following the incident. For victims who find themselves harmed by the negligent acts of another, the best course of action is to gain full awareness of one's rights under Massachusetts law.
Source: Wicked Local Walpole, "Walpole man speeds through Easton," Alex Bloom, Dec. 31, 2012