Wareham man arrested for driving under the influence, possession of narcotics

Jul 14, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Shawn Savary

Wareham Police arrested a 38-year-old Wareham man Thursday for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of narcotics.

On Thursday at approximately 5:30 p.m., Wareham Police Department officers Jennifer Braley and Jamie White responded to Stoney Run Drive regarding a a car accident involving a telephone pole that had been struck. Responding officers were told the man involved in the crash was attempting to walk away from the scene.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the man, who was identified as 38-year-old Shawn Savary of Wareham. Police said he was uninjured, but appeared confused and intoxicated, officers requested that Savary perform several sobriety tests, which he failed. Police said said Savary admited to taking drugs before the accident.

Savary was arrested and charged with OUI Drugs, then was found to be in possession of five loose and unidentified strips of suspected Suboxone. He taken to the Wareham Police Department and scheduled to appear for arraignment at Wareham District Court Friday on the following criminal charges:

  • OUI Drugs
  • Leaving the Scene After Causing Property Damage
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Class B Substance (Suboxone); Subsequent Offense
Comments (7)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 14, 2017 15:25

This is a typical one.  I may try commenting at these from a new perspective.  My normal candor would be to call this guy a Warehamy piece of crap.  Although he still is all of that and then some, I can't help but realize what a shame this is. He's a younger guy in his prime. At that point in life he's supposed to be building a career, raising a family, and planning for the future. I can't say for sure, but I'll go out on a limb and say that he's not doing any of that. He's stuck in a drugged up lifestyle of arrested development filled with popping pills (or whatever one does with Suboxone), crashing trucks, being confused, and just wasting his life. What a shame.

Posted by: Mike | Jul 15, 2017 05:43

I knew his family and Shawn has a lot on his mind it would be nice if someone could help him.

Posted by: cranberry bog | Jul 15, 2017 06:12

There's help for anyone if they seek it. Ir would be wonderful if society as a whole believed that, and believed that hurting ourselves and others when we are in distress is ever a justifiable reaction. It is sad and maybe this will prompt him to seek help.

Posted by: noseyrich | Jul 15, 2017 07:40

Yup!!! Very sad...at 38 it is almost too late for this guy to get his act together...article didn't mention prior problems, Hopefully this is a wake up call for him and he would be smart to pay attention.

Posted by: Rosebud | Jul 15, 2017 08:26

There are many people over the age of 30 who still drink heavily and pop pills, etc.  He is not an exception.  Just look st all the adds for so-called recovery places on tv.  And it seems every family has an addict nowadays.  Very sad; but not an excuse.

Posted by: Linda | Jul 15, 2017 15:03



Posted by: cranberry bog | Jul 16, 2017 06:44

There's an incredible  support group for kids called Comfort Zone Camp in case you ever know of anyone whose experienced loosing an immediate family member at a young age. They have an extensive website.

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