Man accused of hitting two parked cars while driving drunk in New Bedford

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A man is accused of hitting two parked cars while driving drunk in New Bedford earlier this week.

On Monday, New Bedford police responded to the area of Newton and Mill streets for reports of a crash.

When officers arrived to the scene, they saw two parked cars damaged and another significantly damaged car facing the wrong way.

Police said the driver, identified as 24-year-old Alex Mejia, of Fall River, was found outside of his vehicle and unsteady on his feet.

Mejia was arrested and charged with a suspended registration, an OUI, operating a motor vehicle the wrong way on a one-way street, and a driver’s license not in possession.

Police said a chemical test was performed on Mejia, which showed his BAC was at 0.21%.

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