DARTMOUTH (1420 WBSM) — A Dartmouth man has been placed under arrest for driving under the influence of drugs following a crash on Chase Road Friday evening.

On December 9 at about 5 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a reported head-on crash on Chase Road near Lucy Little Road. The crash involved a 2010 Ford Escape and a 2015 Nissan Altima.

According to Dartmouth Police, the driver and a passenger had to be extricated from the Nissan, and were both transported to St. Luke’s Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

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The driver of the Ford – identified as Jacob Thomas, 19, of Dartmouth – was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, having an open container of marijuana in a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stay within marked lanes.

Courtesy Dartmouth Police
Courtesy Dartmouth Police

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

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