REHOBOTH, Mass. (WPRI) — A Rehoboth man was arrested Saturday night and charged with operating under the influence after police said he crashed his car with a child inside.
Police said they received a call just after 10:30 p.m. about a crash on Elm Street with two people still inside the vehicle.
When first responders arrived on the scene, they found the vehicle on its roof, with a young juvenile who had managed to free themselves.
Investigators found that the driver, Nuno Alves, 42, of Rehoboth, was traveling northeast on Elm Street at a high rate of speed when he struck a large stone wall, destroying several feet of it.
He then continued another 100 feet before hitting a light post and a large boulder. Police said he struck the boulder with such force it was thrown about 45 feet and caused the vehicle to flip on its roof and go almost another 40 feet before coming to a stop.
After seeing signs of impairment officers gave Alves field sobriety tests. As a result, he was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, child endangerment while operating under the influence, operating to endanger, and a marked lanes violation.
Alves was transported to an area hospital for injuries and later released for booking. He was later released on bail and is expected to be arraigned in Taunton District Court on Tuesday.
The juvenile passenger was also transported to an area hospital for evaluation.