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Published on May 20, 2024
Plymouth Man Charged with DUI After Rear-Ending Police Cruiser in WarehamSource: Facebook/Wareham Police Department

In an incident that occurred last night in Wareham, Massachusetts, a local police officer was hospitalized after their cruiser was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver during a motor vehicle stop. The collision happened around 9 p.m. on Cranberry Highway where the officer's vehicle, adorned with activated emergency lights, was struck from behind while they were seated inside, according to NBC Boston.

The accused, identified as 24-year-old Cameron McPhee of Plymouth, now faces multiple charges including operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and possession of an open alcohol container, the incident seen by another officer on scene who observed the moment McPhee's vehicle crashed into the police cruiser, a detail confirmed by both Boston 25 News and WCVB.

Following the crash, both McPhee and the police officer were transported to Tobey Hospital for treatment; however, the current condition of the officer has not been released, while details regarding McPhee's state post-accident were also not immediately available.

The arraignment for McPhee is scheduled for Monday in Wareham District Court, where he will answer to the charges stemming from his action, said to include failing to move over for an emergency vehicle—a part of the statutes he allegedly violated that evening when the officer's vehicle displaying the universal sign of distress, its red and blue lights alight, was not enough to ward off the impending impact of distraction or intoxication, asserted by authorities as responsible for this preventable plight.