WESTPORT — It was a very active holiday weekend for Westport Police, who reported yesterday that they made three arrests and investigated multiple car crashes, a series of boat fires, and a car fire in the past few days.
Of the eight car crashes police investigated over the weekend, three resulted in arrests.
At 1 a.m. on July 2, police said they observed a Jeep going west on State Road at over 90 miles per hour.
Seconds later, police said, the vehicle crashed into a utility pole near the Fall River line, breaking the pole and toppling power lines.
Andrew Sousa of Fall River was arrested and charged with operating under the influence as well as negligent operation, speeding, and failing to stay in marked lanes.
Then at 10 p.m. on July 4, police said they saw another motor vehicle violation on State Road.
Zenna Lauzane of Fall River was nabbed for operating without a license as well as two outstanding warrants involving motor vehicles, including leaving the scene of property damage.
And on Monday, July 5 just after 1 a.m., police said they saw a gray Mercedes Benz driving on one rim on State Road near the Oriental Pearl restaurant.
After stopping the car, police said they found it had heavy front-end damage, with the right front tire completely gone.
Officers noted that the amount of damage to the rim suggested the car had been traveling a great distance without a tire.
The driver, Andrew Vincent of Tiverton, Rhode Island, told police he believed he struck a curb.
But officers said they saw what appeared to be several pieces of wood from a utility pole wedged into the passenger side of the vehicle.
Vincent was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and failing to stay in marked lanes.
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