BARNSTABLE – A patrolman came across the crash around 3:00 a.m. this morning on Phinney’s Lane, just north of the entrance to Hathaway’s Pond. The four door Nissan Versa was heavily damaged and officers were relieved to find all three passengers had made it out of the wreckage on their own.
Barnstable Rescue evaluated the passengers but nobody needed to be transported to the hospital.
After field sobriety testing, the female driver was placed under arrest for suspicion of Operating Under the Influence.
A member of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit took photos of the scene, while Barnstable Police Officers investigated the cause of the crash. It is believed excessive speed and impaired driving may have been factors. Police were also investigating the driver’s claims that she had swerved to avoid striking a deer in the roadway…
*All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law…
HN NOTE: It was nothing short of a miracle nobody was badly hurt…
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EXTRA HN REMINDER: Everyone IS presumed innocent until proven guilty. This report shows someone being arrested and charged with a serious crime. People should not judge. These are allegations. And I simply hope people are relieved everyone walked away okay after this serious crash.
In the meantime, whether found innocent or guilty, I hope everyone learns from these situations, making an extra conscious effort to drive extra safely and defensively on our shared roadways!
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