Actual Yarmouth PD media statement:
HYANNIS MAN ARRESTED FOR 2ND OUI AFTER CRASHING THROUGH CONSTRUCTION ZONE
On Monday, October 28, 2019 Yarmouth Police Officers were providing construction zone security and traffic control from 8pm to 4am on Route 28 in West Yarmouth due to the Baxter Grist Mill improvement project.
Route 28 was closed by the use of multiple cones, detour signs, uniformed Police Officers and fully marked police cruisers with the emergency blue lights on.
At 12:06 this morning, a black sedan heading West on Route 28 went around the orange detour barrier that was in the middle of the road. The vehicle proceeded to cross over marked lanes, drive through the cones blocking both the West and East lanes.
When it was crossing through the cones, Police Officers tried to stop the vehicle with the use of police cruiser siren alerts but the vehicle continued on at approximately 20-25mph by the front of a police cruiser. The Police Officer conducted a pursuit in an attempt to stop the vehicle but it continued forward and drove under the arm of a large backhoe with its bucket extended protecting a large diameter pipe that was across the road pumping water.
The vehicle finally stopped because it came a contact with a large pipe approximately 12-18” in diameter that was across the road. The driver’s side mirror was also damaged and broken off the vehicle due to contact with the bucket on the backhoe.
Police Officers approached the operator; later identified as Daniel Creedon, and ordered him to shut off the vehicle. Creedon kept repeating “I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.”
Police Officers detected the odor of alcoholic beverages and signs of intoxication.
A series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were administered and the driver was determined to be intoxicated and subsequently placed under arrest for his second OUI.
Driver was processed at Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters and is scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court this morning.
Refer To Accident: 19-476-AC
Refer To Arrest: 19-969-AR
Arrest: DANIEL M. CREEDON, IV
Address: WEST MAIN ST HYANNIS, MA
– OUI-LIQUOR, 2ND OFFENSE
– OPERATING A MV NEGLIGENTLY SO AS TO ENDANGER
– MARKED LANES VIOLATION
[HN VIDEO OF THE ARREST – PRESS PLAY]
INITIAL HN REPORT:
WEST YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – As you will see and hear in the following HN Video, a Hyannis man was arrested for OUI during the overnight, after allegedly driving past cones, police lights, sirens, and underneath a backhoe, before ramming into a fusion pipe at the Baxter Grist Mill Dam Restoration Project on Route 28.
The crash happened at around midnight and HN was told the backhoe had been placed across the roadway as a last ditch precaution to prevent a car from hitting the large fusion pipe in the event some wayward driver didn’t stop for the traffic cones, signs, and police detail. But it appears as though the driver didn’t get the memo and failed to fully fathom the actual reason for the backhoe, opting instead to drive underneath it… and then into the pipe.
A worker told HN the fusion pipe had been laid temporarily across busy Route 28 during this particular evening in an effort to keep water levels low as they continued working on the dam project. The fusion pipe pumps about 5500 gallons of water per minute across Route 28 towards Lewis Bay.
Several herring were recently discovered in the pond next to the grist mill and it is hoped the dam project will make it easier for the little fishies to return and swim up stream. The project will also provide an improved dam and brand new sluice that will direct water past the historic Baxter Grist Mill.
Needless to say, had the impact of the vehicle managed to break the fusion pipe, it would have been a major mess and obstacle for workers. [DEVELOPING]
HN will provide updates as they become available and the following HN Video highlights the entire scene…
***** All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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