Rehoboth man arrested for OUI after crashing car with a juvenile inside
By News Staff
REHOBOTH, MASS (WLNE) - A Rehoboth man was arrested after he crashed and flipped his car over while a juvenile was inside on Saturday.
Police responded to a reported crash on Elm Street at approximately 8:37 p.m.
According to the department, the caller stated that the vehicle had flipped over and there were 2 subjects inside.
Police say the operator and a juvenile passenger had managed to get out of the overturned vehicle upon arrival.
A police investigation showed that the vehicle was travelling Northeast on Elm Street at a very high rate of speed, where it first struck a large stone wall that was part of the bridge on Elm Street.
Police say it destroyed a 6-7 foot portion of the wall before continuing another 100 feet before striking a light post and then a large boulder.
The vehicle hit the boulder with such impact that it threw it approximately 45 feet and caused the car to flip over and travel another 37 feet on the roof before coming to a stop.
Police conducted an investigation of the operator, including a standardized sobriety test.
After the completion of the investigation, the driver, now identified as 42-year-old Rehoboth resident, Nuno Alves, was placed in custody and charged with the following:
Operating under the influence of Alchohol
Child endangerment while OUI
Operating to Endanger
Marked lanes violation.
According to police, Alves was transported to an area hospital for injuries and was later released for booking.
He was released on $540.00 bail and is scheduled for arraignment on September 3 in Taunton District Court.
The juvenile passenger was also transported via ambulance to an area hospital for evaluation.