UPDATE – THE FOLLOWING IS THE ACTUAL YPD MEDIA RELEASE:
HYANNIS MAN ARRESTED FOR OUI AFTER DRVING ON SIDEWALK, LAWN, AND FLEENG CRASH
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at approximately 10PM, Yarmouth Police Officer were dispatched to Route 28 at Thomas Road in West Yarmouth for a report of a vehicle driving over the curb on Route 28 and then over the lawn at the 99 Restaurant.
The vehicle was described as a grey GMC pickup truck with MA commercial plates S17122.
Yarmouth Police Dispatch advised that a person following the vehicle reported it was now travelling east bound on Route 28 and was all over the road.
Patrol Officer Ryan Brule arrived in the area and observed a line of vehicles pulled off to the side. Dispatch further advised that the GMC had struck a vehicle and had driven away continuing down Route 28.
Officer Brule was able to get behind the vehicle in question around the area of the Christmas Tree Shop parking lot.
Officer Brule activated all emergency lights and sirens but the vehicle did not stop. It turned left onto West Yarmouth Road.
There was a vehicle at the intersection that had to veer out of the way to avoid being hit by the pickup truck.
The GMC pickup turned on the right directional but continued north bound on West Yarmouth Rd, the operator ignoring all lights and sirens, refusing to pull over.
The vehicle eventually turned right on to Amos Rd and pulled into a driveway at Amos.
Officer Brule boxed the vehicle into the driveway and approached the driver side door.
The operator opened the door while staying seated in the vehicle. Officer Brule immediately detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from inside the vehicle. The operator was a white male. His eyes were blood shot and glassy. He appeared to be disoriented.
The operator’s speech was slurred and he mumbled when he talked. It was also apparent that there was a language barrier.
The man admitted to drinking 5 drinks.
A series of Standardized Field Sobriety DASILVA tests were administered:
• Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
• 9 Step Walk and Turn
• One Leg Stand
• Preliminary Breath Test
The man was determined to be severely impaired, placed under arrest, and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters
A Portuguese interpreter was called into the station to assist with booking.
The Civilian Bail Clerk was notified and set bail at Personal Recognizance and $40 fee.
The man is scheduled for arraignment today in the Barnstable District Court.
Refer To Arrest: 19-415-AR
Arrest: ANDRE L. DASILVA
Address: GENERAL PATTON DR HYANNIS, MA
-SECOND OFFENSE OUI LIQUOR
-OPERATING A MV NEGLIGENTLY SO AS TO ENDANGER
-LEAVE THE SCENE AFTER CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY
– FAILURE TO STOP FOR POLICE
The Yarmouth Police Department commends all of the Emergency 911 Dispatchers and Patrol Officers involved; as well as the concerned citizen who reported the crime in progress, followed the vehicle, and helped remove a dangerous drunken driver from our roadways.
Initial HN Report & Video:
WEST YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – A full-sized pickup truck can do a tremendous amount of harm and damage…
… and it’s a good thing officers caught up to a driver who reportedly had no business being on the road.
According to sources, at about 10pm last evening, the suspect vehicle, a pickup truck, drove over a curb and then over the lawn at the 99 Restaurant before continuing onto Route 28 where it reportedly slammed into an unsuspecting passenger vehicle in the area prior to Lukes Liquors. As you will hear in the HN Video, the driver of the vehicle that was struck was checked out by rescue, but luckily was not seriously hurt.
According to radio transmissions, a Yarmouth Patrolman quickly caught up to and tried to pull over the suspect vehicle in the area of West Yarmouth Road and Route 28, shortly after it had allegedly fled the scene. The pickup truck would not initially yield for the officer, which caused sort of a “slow speed pursuit” for several blocks until the vehicle finally pulled over at an address on Amos Road.
According sources, the male suspect will be charged with Leaving the Scene and Operating Under the Influence. Other charges may also apply.
HN will update this report as official details become available.
[HN VIDEO – PRESS PLAY]
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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