Wareham Police Arrest 5 Drunk Drivers over Holiday Weekend



WAREHAM – Wareham police were kept busy over Memorial Day Weekend with several driving under the influence incidents.

The department made five OUI arrests between Friday and Monday.

Police arrested Clinton Dagostino Jr., 22, of Middleboro, and Stephanie Mickiewicz, 26, of Bourne, on Friday night.

Police said Dagostino drove his vehicle off Glen Charlie Road rolling it onto its side around 9:30 p.m. He was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with minor injuries and was charged with OUI and operating to endanger.

Mickiewicz was arrested after an officer said her vehicle swerved and hit a sidewalk between Burger King and Big Joe’s Car Wash on Route 6 and 28 around 10:30 p.m. She was charged with OUI, negligent operation and marked lanes violations.

Tyler Nichols, 24, of Framingham was arrested around 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning after police said his vehicle swerved and drifted between lanes before striking curbing on Sandwich Road. Nichols faces OUI, negligent operation and marked lanes violation charges.

East Wareham resident Thomas Traggis, 49, was also arrested on Sunday. Police said Traggis was involved in a crash with a motorcycle on Route 28 southbound near Vaughn’s Towing around 10 p.m. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence where he remains in critical condition. Traggis was not injured and was charged with OUI causing serious injury, negligent operation and marked lanes violation. The crash is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and Wareham police.

On Monday afternoon, David Botelho, 34, of New Bedford, was arrested after sideswiped another vehicle on Glen Charlie Road and then leaving the scene, according to police. His vehicle was found and stopped at the Interstate 195 and Route 25 interchange. Botelho was charged with OUI, operating to endanger and leaving the scene of property damage.

All five arrested are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Wareham District Court.

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