Yarmouth crash; PDs increase OUI patrols

New overnight: Driver escapes serious injury in Falmouth rollover
- A driver escaped serious injury after a rollover crash in Falmouth early Saturday. The driver was outside the vehicle which wound up on its roof on Carriage Shop Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. He was taken to Falmouth Hospital for evaluation. Falmouth Police are investigating.

Three injured in Yarmouth crash

Two vehicles collided at the Exit 8 ramp on Station Avenue in Yarmouth.
YARMOUTH - Just after 3 p.m. a Toyota Sienna van and Honda Civic sedan collided at the end of the Exit 8 ramp of Route 6 at Union Street in South Yarmouth. Three ambulances were required to transport three people to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Yarmouth Police are investigating and cited the Honda driver 60-year-old Susan Lellis of Harwich for failing to yield. (Story and photos by R. Copley/CWN).

Yarmouth, Falmouth Police stepping up OUI patrols for the Holidays

-New federal traffic safety data shows that the daily death toll from drunk driving crashes during the Christmas and New Year's holiday periods are significantly more than for the rest of the year.

There were 441 motor vehicle related fatalities in Massachusetts in 2005. 39% of those deaths involved alcohol or drugs. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Highway Safety Division has a statewide campaign called Drunk Driving-Over The Limit-Under Arrest. The Campaing cordinates extra state and local traffic enforcement as well as public education during crackdowns. 

Yarmouth, Falmouth and other police departments are working hard to promote traffic safety and enforcing the law and would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone-
especially during this busy Holiday season-to drive safely.

By focusing on violations such as impaired driving as well as speeding-red light and stop sign running-and unsafe and uninsured vehicles, motorists become more alert and are encouraged to obey traffic laws.

Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers enforce traffic laws each day by making stops and issuing verbal or written warnings as well citations and arrests. The results of the combined community wide efforts of education-engineering-and enforcement have been positive as serious injury and fatal crashes have been reduced in our community in 2007.

Concerned citizens can help enforce laws and keep our roadways safe. Call 911 if you observe any dangerous driving behaviors or impaired driving.

Have a safe Holiday Season and remember to fasten your seatbelts-be courteous to drivers and pedestrians and together we can continue to reduce traffic related fatalities, injuries, and property damage.

Man charged after reportedly speeding, failing to stop for officer
- A Marstons Mills man reportedly pled guilty in Orleans District Court to charges of failing to stop for a police officer, speeding, operating negligently to endanger and failing to produce MV documents stemming from an incident last Saturday. Sources tell CWN a Mass Environmental Police officer spotted a vehicle traveling in the passing lane on Route 6 eastbound in Dennis. When the officer pulled behind the vehicle it allegedly sped up at one point going over 90 MPH before stopping. The operator refused to produce his license and then allegedly took off again hitting a reported speed of 100 MPH. State and Dennis Police arrived to assist the MEP officer and 43-year-old John Crocker was placed under arrest.

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