WAREHAM — On Friday, October 13, 2017 just after midnight, Wareham Police patrol officers responded to Route 28 in the area of Tobey Road for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles, one of which reportedly left the scene.

Upon arrival at the scene, a vehicle occupied by two adult Plymouth residents was noticed to be extensively damaged, but no injuries were reported. The occupants reported traveling south on Route 28, when a vehicle traveling north suddenly veered into their lane, caused the collision, then left the scene, continuing northbound on Rt. 28.

During a search of the area, Officer Robert Mclain located a heavily damaged vehicle just north of the collision site, just as Officer Ryan Turner located 43-year-old Washington, DC resident John Arkridge IV staggering in a parking lot approximately 500 feet away from his extensively damaged vehicle.

Further investigation of the incident resulted with the arrest of Arkridge, who was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and leaving the Scene of an Accident. He was scheduled for arraignment on the charges Friday at Wareham Fourth District Court.

--Wareham Police Department