East Bridgewater police arrest man on a litany of charges after hit-and-run

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WLNE) — The East Bridgewater Police Department said they arrested a man Friday evening on multiple charges.

Authorities said Kyle Campbell, 28, of East Bridgewater was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operating under the influence of liquor (second offense)
  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage crash
  • Move Over Law violation
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Intoxicated licensee carrying a firearm
  • Leaving a firearm in a vehicle
  • Improper storage of a large capacity firearm
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Speeding
  • Possession of a large capacity feeding device

Police said on Friday April 14, at 8:55 p.m., they responded to the area of Washington and Pond Streets for a report of a hit and run crash.

Responders saw a parked car with heavy damage to its left rear side. Neighbors said they heard the crash and then screeching tires as the suspect fled the scene.

After a preliminary investigation, police located a side mirror from the suspect’s car.

Officials said they began pursuing a Honda Pilot and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, prompting the pilot to increase its speed.

The vehicle’s speed was estimated at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.

East Bridgewater police said they followed the car onto Plymouth Street and into a parking lot where it came to a stop.

Police made contact with the driver, who was identified as Campbell, and observed a strong odor of alcohol coming from his mouth.

A second officer noticed that a GMC truck parked next to the vehicle Campbell was driving when he was stopped had significant fresh front-end damage, including a missing passenger side mirror.

Officers determined that Campbell was allegedly the registered owner of the GMC, and that the Honda he had been driving before being stopped belonged to a family member. The keys to the damaged truck were allegedly in Campbell’s possession.

A subsequent search of the truck allegedly resulted in officers locating an unsecured handgun inside.

Officers said Campbell took and failed multiple field sobriety tests, showing signs of impairment before being arrested without incident.

Further investigation lead to the discovery of a Smith & Wesson 6906 handgun with two magazines, an unsecured Ruger SR22 handgun with additional magazines in his home where police said multiple children live, as well as his license to carry.

Both cars were towed from the scene and Campbell was later released on his own recognizance of $40 cash bail. He is expected to be arraigned in Brockton District Court at a later date.

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