Car Strikes Utility Pole in Orleans, Driver Arrested

"Alcohol was a factor" but driver was not injured...
The driver was not injured after this car nearly split in two after striking a utility pole in Orleans overnight. (OPD photo)

From the Orleans Police Department (verbatim)


Overnight OPD Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Main Street. When Officers arrived, they came upon the scene expecting the worse based on initial observations of the vehicle that had struck a utility pole almost splitting the vehicle in two.

Fresh on OPD Officers minds was that, roughly 24 hours prior, Harwich Police dealt with a fatal motor vehicle accident in their town where a vehicle had left the roadway and struck a utility pole killing the sole occupant. HPD’s crash is still under investigation, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Investigation into our accident determined alcohol was a factor and the operator was arrested. Luckily the operator escaped without injury this time and was fortunate no passengers were in the vehicle, as there was no doubt this situation could’ve had a much worse outcome.

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