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Vince Wilfork helps woman in crash after win


FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — At about 10 p.m. Sunday, the New England Patriots won the American Football Conference. Less than three hours later, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was by the side of the road in Foxboro, helping a woman who’d rolled her Jeep Wrangler over on its side.

Massachusetts State Police were called to Route 1 about 12:45 a.m. Monday for reports of a vehicle rolled over. Arriving first responders found Wilfork beside the Jeep checking on the operator, Mary Ellen Brooks, 38, of Hanson. She wasn’t able to get out of the flipped-to-the-side Jeep. While a trooper, Kenneth Proulx, held the driver’s door open, Wilfork reached in and helped lift Brooks out of the vehicle.

“Mr. Wilfork departed after ensuring the troopers didn’t need any further assistance,” the police said in a news release Monday afternoon.

Fire and rescue crews checked on Brooks at the scene. She ended up being arrested, and was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

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