A Taunton girl is dealing with a number of fees after authorities say she crashed right into a Dighton police cruiser on Monday night time whereas driving underneath the affect.
Michelle Sousa, 30, has been charged with a marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motorcar, OUI-Liquor leading to severe damage and negligent operation, dashing, and possession of an open alcohol container in a motorcar, in response to Taunton police.
Officers responded round 8:55 p.m. Monday to the report of a crash involving a police cruiser within the space of Winthrop and Burt Streets, in response to police. On the scene, they discovered a Dighton police cruiser with its driver-side door lacking and airbags deployed. Close by was a Honda CR-V with “vital injury” to the driving force’s facet of the automotive and airbags deployed.
The driving force of the cruiser, a Dighton police officer, was taken to a neighborhood hospital for remedy and later launched. The driving force of the Honda, later recognized as Sousa, was additionally taken to a neighborhood hospital for remedy of accidents.
Police stated the preliminary investigation decided that the Dighton officer had been responding to a name for service together with his blue lights activated when Sousa, driving a excessive charge of pace, allegedly crossed over the double yellow line, hanging the cruiser. Investigators allegedly discovered a half-empty bottle of liquor on the driving force’s facet of Sousa’s car.
Sousa has been launched from the hospital and was arraigned Tuesday on the costs in reference to the crash, in response to police.
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