Police: Rollover on Plymouth Avenue caused by drunk driver

Jul 10, 2018

A drunk driver reportedly caused a two-car crash Monday evening on Plymouth Avenue which left one of the vehicles involved on its roof.

Wareham Fire, EMS and Police responded to the crash at 5:58 p.m. with police closing both lanes of traffic during the cleanup. One person was transported to Tobey Hospital with minor injuries.

After an investigation, it was determined that the car driven by Ralph Hunter, 33, of Everett, had lost control after going off the side of the road. The car had struck a stump and then the other car before rolling over onto it's roof.

During the course of the investigation, it was also determined that Hunter was operating under the influence of alcohol. Police said Hunter became unruly at the scene, waving his arms and yelling.

Hunter resisted arrest and three officers were needed to handcuff him. He is being charged with operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

During his transport to police headquarters, Hunter slipped his handcuffs from behind his back to his front. According to police, Sgt. Noble and Officer Blaise Lallie had to escort Hunter inside the station due to his belligerent and combative attitude.

Hunter is due in court Tuesday, July 10, for arraignment.