A 22-year-old Wareham man was arrested Monday evening after allegedly driving erratically, crashing his car, yelling at bystanders, and cursing at cops.

On May 25 at about 7:30 p.m. Wareham Police and other emergency personnel responded to Sandwich Road for reports of a one-car collision. Upon arrival officers reportedly observed a male yelling, flailing his arms, and clenching his fists. It appeared as though the suspect was directing his hostility towards bystanders at the scene, according to a release from Police Chief John Walcek. The man then allegedly hurled expletives at Officer Aaron Pacheco and Juvenile Detective Karl Baptiste.

Officers say that the driver crossed the center line and struck a curb, crossed the road again and struck a guard rail, then attempted to drive to his residence before finally coming to a stop. Witnesses reportedly told officers they observed the vehicle swerving between lanes prior to the crash.

One of the vehicles that had to swerve defensively to avoid a head-on collision was a Wareham Emergency Medical Services ambulance transporting a patient to the hospital, said Walcek, who added that another witness was visibly shaken by the intensity of the accident.

Officers arrested Alexx Joseph Rezendes, 22, of 8 Sandy Road, Wareham. He is charged with operating under the influence of liquor, possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, driving to endanger, speeding, a marked lane violation, and failure to inspect a vehicle.

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