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Man faces several charges after crash on High Street


WESTERLY — A Westerly man faces multiple police charges after crashing into a stonewall on High Street on Friday night, resisting arrest and exhibiting signs of drunken driving.

Brendan R. Mearns, 30, of 5 Chestnut St. Apt. A207, was charged with duty to stop-accident result-damage to vehicle; reckless driving/drag racing/eluding police-first offense; resisting legal or illegal arrest; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs-first offense, blood-alcohol content unknown; and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

A Westerly police officer stationed downtown on Friday night noticed a Jeep turn right onto High Street with no headlights on around 10:20 p.m., according to Capt. Shawn Lacey. The officer then saw Mearns drive onto the sidewalk and crash into the stonewall next to the Ocean Community YMCA building. Mearns backed the vehicle up, nearly colliding with the police car, then continued forward with the headlights still off.

The officer followed Mearns with sirens on, and was able to stop him at the intersection of Granite Street and Grove Avenue.

Lacey said that Mearns would not get out of the vehicle when asked. The officer noted in the report that his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and his breath smelled of alcohol. The officer could not determine his blood-alcohol content because Mearns refused the chemical test.



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