OSTERVILLE – An off-duty Yarmouth Firefighter is being charged with drunk driving after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash which destroyed a utility pole and partially closed an intersection for hours.
Wednesday morning – February 13, 2019 – at about 12:54 a.m., Barnstable Police arrived at the intersection of South County Road and Osterville/West Barnstable Road, discovering a heavily damaged Jeep embedded into a utility pole, with the driver nowhere to be found.
Upon further investigation, officers learned the Jeep was registered to an off-duty Yarmouth Firefighter.
Officers then responded to a Cotuit address where they located the suspect in question.
The firefighter, and alleged operator of the vehicle, was transported from the Cotuit address to CCH for an evaluation for possible injuries from the crash.
Sources believe the suspect crashed the Jeep and must have had someone give him a ride to the Cotuit address because it was too long of a walk from the crash scene.
According to Sergeant Bird of the Barnstable Police Department, Michael Lubash, age 39, of Cotuit, will be summoned into court on the charges of Operating Under the Influence, Operating to Endanger, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Marked Lanes Violation.
The following HN Video shows the heavily damaged Jeep, along with utility crews replacing the damaged pole. Repairs lasted from the early morning hours into yesterday afternoon.
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law…