Police: Onset man arrested for OUI with 3 children in car

Jun 19, 2018
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department James Minta

Wareham Police made two arrests on June 18 for OUI charges, one of which involved an Onset man allegedly driving with three small children in his car.

James Minta, 46, has been charged with operating under the influence of liquor, child endangerment while operating under the influence and operating after suspension.

He was arrested after police responded to the Lakeside Trailer Park around 5 p.m. Upon arrival, Sgt. Peter Flannery said he found Minta with three children inside of his car. Minta failed field sobriety tests, police said. The children in the car were uninjured and the Department of Children and Families has been notified.

The second arrest occurred shortly after 7:40 p.m. when police responded to a report of property damage on Barker Road. Officers said they found Raymie Jean Farrell, 44, of East Wareham leaning against a damaged truck with branches sticking out of the tailgate in a nearby driveway. When Officer Michael Phinney approached Farrell, she said she had been drinking and crashed into a tree.

Farrell was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Raymie Jean Farrell (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (3)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 19, 2018 16:17

The scrapbook that I've been making is filling up quickly.  Where do we get all these winners?


And they wonder why nice manufactured home parks get a bad rap.  It's because of guys like James at the Lakeside Trailer Park doing stupid drunk things and endangering children.  At least the wanna be nice trailer parks lose the word "trailer park" in their name.


And for poor Raymie.  She's just having a bad day.  She should have parked the vehicle.  Taken the keys out of the ignition.  Pulled the branches out of her tailgate.  And walked away.  Leaving the scene of a tiny mishap like that is nothing compared to an OUI.

Posted by: desertsky | Jun 20, 2018 06:56

James and Raymie make kind of a cute couple. That scrapbook must be filled with Wareham's finest thieves, druggies, drunks and malcontents. 2018's yearbook promises to be a winner..

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jun 20, 2018 07:46

So glad they caught these thugs.  banjo and jug softly playing in backround

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