UPDATE from Chief Heath J. Eldredge of the Brewster Police Department – 5/19/22:
Last evening (05/18) at approximately 10:45 pm, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Slough Road in Brewster. Upon arrival, they located a single vehicle (2005 Toyota Camry) off the roadway which had struck a tree. The vehicle was occupied by the driver and one additional passenger. Brewster Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene and took over care of both occupants. After some investigation officers determined the operator was under the influence of alcohol and placed her under arrest. The operator was escorted to the hospital where she was bailed and released for further medical care. The operator, Alexandra Payne, age 20 from Harwich was charged with; OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation, and Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21. She will be arraigned at a later date. The vehicle passenger is a 19 year old woman from Harwich. At the time officers cleared the hospital, both parties were being treated and evaluated by CCH medical staff. We have not received an updated status of their condition as of this morning. At this time I do not have any information as to whether or not the Medflight was related to this case.
INITIAL HN REPORT:
WEST BREWSTER – [DEVELOPING] – As you will hear in the following HN Video, a young female driver is “U.A.” with the investigating officer requesting an “AR” number after a sedan struck a tree last evening, according to police radio transmissions. “UA” generally means there was an arrest made, and an “AR” number is requested for the officer’s report and criminal complaint application, both of which are then filed in court with a list of charges (in this case it would be Orleans District Court). There has been no official word yet on charges and arrest details.
The following is what HN has gathered so far:
At around 10:46 p.m. Wednesday – May 18, 2022 – Brewster police and firefighters responded to Slough Road in the area of Old Red Top Road for a single vehicle crash with possible injuries. One of the first police officers on scene reported they had two patients who were “pretty banged up.” Brewster FD responded with one ambulance and a second ambulance was requested as mutual aid from Dennis FD.
HN arrived on scene as the first patient was just leaving in an ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital. The second patient, a young adult female was in the back seat of a police cruiser being attended to by a firefighter. The make of the heavily damaged sedan was not determinable from HN’s vantage point. The sedan apparently had left the roadway at a curve before striking a tree, spinning around and landing backwards in a wooded area, about 50 feet from the roadway. A Brewster patrolman took photos of a what appeared to be a long straight left tire skid mark, in line with the vehicle’s passenger side front end likely slamming into what turned out to be a freshly damaged oak tree.
The impact appeared head-on and forceful, obviously destructive…
The second patient to be transported was conscious and alert but appeared to be suffering pain. She was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in “priority two” condition, according to FD radio transmissions.
One Brewster patrolman collected what appeared to be a cardboard four-pack container with at least two glass bottles… while a second patrolman collected a couple of bags (see photos in the following HN Video).
HN has reached out to Lt. Jonathan O’Leary of the Brewster P.D. for official details:
Dear Lt. O’Leary,
I am a reporter/photojournalist for Hyannis News. I am requesting press information regarding a single vehicle crash that happened on Slough Road in your town last evening, at around 10:46 p.m..
I understand two patients (the only occupants) were transported to Cape Cod Hospital from the crash scene. It was a serious crash by my estimation and I’m wondering about the current condition of both patients. Are you able to provide general information regarding their gender, age, and current condition? (Also note, I observed and filmed a Medflight medical airlift of a Cape Cod Hospital patient from the airport in Hyannis, early this morning, several hours after the crash… it may have been flying to Boston Medical Center according to helicopter radio traffic. Are you able to tell me whether any of the Brewster crash patients were airlifted off-Cape for medical care early this morning?)
Also, according to Brewster patrol division radio transmissions, it appears there was an arrest made in relation to last evening’s crash. Please provide basic arrest information, including name, age, town, and charges if possible.
A synopsis or any additional information of interest that your department would like to add in this case would be greatly appreciated.
Please respond to this message upon receipt so that I will know that it was received. I sincerely appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
The following “HN Video” contains HN still photos and emergency radio transmissions related to last evening’s crash scene…
[HN VIDEO – PRESS PLAY]
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