Police Charge Woman In Crash Amid Stay-At-Home Order

Oak Bluffs police said the woman said she was coming from an event where she consumed alcohol when she was involved in a crash at 12:33 a.m.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA — Oak Bluffs police said an island woman was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a marked lane violation and negligent operation after police said she crashed her car into the woods in the early morning hours of Thursday. The island is under a stay-at-home order where residents are directed only to leave their houses for essential goods and services.

Police said they responded to the round-a-bout at the intersection of Barnes Road and Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road where the found a single-car crash off the road into a tree. Police said the woman, whom they referred to as Francielle, admitted she had been a gathering where she had consumed alcohol.

“We’d like to remind everyone that during the current pandemic social distancing should be taken seriously, and you should never drink and drive,” Oak Bluffs police said.

Police said she was taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for evaluation for minor injuries. The car sustained severe damage. Police said the use of seat belts and an airbag protected the driver from a more serious injury. https://news.yahoo.com/oak-bluffs-police-charge-woman-205303494.html