Hyannis – There was a little midday traffic drama today as police responded to the area of Bearses Way and Franklin Ave. for a black VW Jetta operating erratically.
A Barnstable squad car responded as the Jetta turned down Franklin Ave. with the citizen who initially called police driving behind it. Apparently the Jetta made some wide turns and caused some property damage, uprooting a small tree at the corner of Bearses and Franklin.
Then things became a bit more dramatic…
The squad car caught up with the wayward Jetta as it left the area of Franklin Ave. The officer believed that he possibly was engaged in a pursuit as the Jetta was very slow to stop. This drew rapid response from additional police units to the area. The dispatcher was asking about the speed of the “pursuit,” when the Jetta finally stopped in front of 88 Quaker, a dead end road. A back up police unit notified all other cars they could slow down, everything was all set.
Now came the fun part, as officers had to figure out what exactly was going on. According to Sergeant Sean Sweeney, the events turned out not that big of a deal after all. Apparently there was also a very minor accident with another vehicle which caused very little damage. The operator of that vehicle was advised that she could pick up a copy of the accident report at the Hyannis station.
An identification officer was summoned to take some photos, one driver received a criminal citation, but nobody was taken into custody…
… just a little routine Hy-Town traffic drama.
Robert Bastille, Hyannis News