Falmouth crash; Wellfleet driver fined for skateboarder injury; Callers catch OUI for cops; Another cop asleep at the wheel

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Two injured in Falmouth crash

Two people were injured in a crash on Old Barnstable Road in East Falmouth.
FALMOUTH - Two people were injured in a head-on crash in East Falmouth Tuesday evening. The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. at 712 Old Barnstable Road when a Honda sedan collided with a Toyota sedan. Two people in the Toyota were taken to Falmouth Hospital. The driver of the Honda was not injured. The crash is under investigation by Falmouth Police.
(Photos by C. Eric Tinglof).

Driver in skateboard incident faces fines
- A local man will face  a $300 fine but no jail time in connection with an incident that left a Wellfleet man critically injured last Independence Day. 27-year-old Shaye Cavanaugh admitted sufficient facts to operating negligently in that he allowed 25-year-old Caleb Potter to hang onto his bumper while skateboarding. Potter is still in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital recuperating.

Cell calls lead to truck driver being arrested for OUI
- Cell phone calls led state police to an allegedly drunk truck driver and possibly prevented a major crash. Two separate reports stated the Cape Cod Express truck was weaving between exits 6 and 7 and nearly tipped over and also nearly struck a motorcycle. State Police stopped the truck by the weigh station between exits 4 and 5 and arrested 43-year-old William Hamilton of Buzzards Bay for operating under the influence, operating a commercial vehicle under the influence, possession of an open container, marked lanes and operating to endanger. Police say they recovered an open bottle of vodka in the truck.

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Yarmouth Fire to host open house
-The Yarmouth Fire Department in conjunction with the South Yarmouth Papa Gino's Restaurant is sponsoring the annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 27, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's event will be held for the first time in the new Fire Station #3 located at 520 Buck Island Road in West Yarmouth.

This year's theme is "Get Out Alive!" emphasizing escape planning and fire drills in the home. There will be many other fire prevention items of interest to adults and children, as well as free Pizza and drink provided by Papa Gino's. Tours of the new Fire Station facility will also be provided.

People are requested to access the parking lot from Townbrook Road.

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