Route 28 in Harwich Closed After Morning Accident

PoliceHARWICH – Route 28 in Harwich is closed between North Road and Mansion Street today after a woman driving an SUV struck a utility pole this morning.

Police and fire crews responded just after 8 a.m. and found the pole snapped and the Toyota Highlander unoccupied.

The driver ran from the scene and was found an hour later and about three quarters of a mile away, according to Harwich patrolman Aram Goshgarian.

She was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, operating to endanger and fleeing from the scene of an accident.

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Goshgarian said the Harwich fire chief left the scene and saw a women walking and notified police of the possible suspect.

A small number of power outages in Harwich occurred as a result of the accident.