Man arrested for OUI after swerving lanes, crashing

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May 26, 2020 Alexx Joseph Rezendes, 22, of Wareham.

Wareham Police officers arrested a 22-year-old Wareham man on Memorial Day for operating under the influence, after he allegedly struck a curb and guardrail with his vehicle, and even forced an ambulance to swerve out of the way to avoid a head on crash.

Police and other emergency services responded to a single car crash around 7:30 p.m. 

Once there, police saw a man who was yelling, flailing his arms, and clenching his fists. According to police, the man seemed to be directing his hostility at bystanders at the scene.

The man was detained, and the officers determined that he had crossed the centerline and hit a curb, crossed the road again and hit a guardrail, and then tried to drive home before he finally stopped.

Multiple people told police that they saw the vehicle swerving between lanes prior to the accident. One of the vehicles which had to swerve defensively to avoid a head on collision was a Wareham ambulance that was taking a patient to the hospital at the time. Another witness was “visibly shaken by the intensity of the accident,” according to police. 

After a brief investigation, officers arrested Alexx Joseph Rezendes of Wareham. Rezendes has been charged with operating under the influence of liquor, possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, marked lanes violation, operating to endanger, speeding, failure to inspect vehicle, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.

Rezendes was not injured in the accident.

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