The Wareham Police Department arrested a 23-year-old Wareham man after his car nearly collided with a police cruiser early this morning.
Thomas Tuell faces charges of failure to stop for police, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and other charges in Wareham District Court.
Police report that Officer Calib Larue spotted Tuell speeding in the wrong lane on Cranberry Highway near Onset Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuell's car allegedly crossed the double line toward Larue’s cruiser, forcing the officer to swerve out of the way.
Officer Larue pursued Tuell and stopped him in the Rosewood Motel parking lot. Officer Robert McLain arrived to assist and Tuell was ordered from the vehicle. After an on-site investigation, the two officers determined Tuell was drunk and placed him under arrest.
Mr. Tuell’s additional charges include: marked lanes violation, failure to drive in right lane and possession of an open container in a motor vehicle.