Drunken Driver Crashes into Parker River

veraYARMOUTH – A Brewster man was arrested early Monday morning after crashing his Jeep into Parker’s River.

Michael A. Vera, 30, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle negligently and resisting arrest.

Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to the incident which began Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. on South Shore Drive.

Vera swam ashore, fled on foot, and was encountered by Officer Justin Haire a short distance down the road, according to police.

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Police say the suspect was verbally abusive and fought with Officer Haire.

He was scheduled to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court today.