Wareham man charged with 3rd OUI

May 15, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Jason Mackenzie

Police arrested a 41-year-old Wareham man on May 12, charging him with operating under the influence, third offense, after he allegedly struck a house on Main Street then fled the scene.

Police said Jason Mackenzie of 33 Cromesett Road was arrested at his home, approximately two miles from 408 Main St. where the crash allegedly occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m.

According to police, Mackenzie struck the house with his car’s side mirror then left. After receiving a description of the car, police said they found Mackenzie attempting to pull into his driveway.

Police said Mackenzie appeared to be so drunk that he almost fell over while trying to get out of his car. Mackenzie, who police said was uncooperative, was arrested at the scene by Officer Stephen Harrison.

In addition to operating under the influence, Mackenzie was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage.

Comments (6)
Posted by: Spherebreaker | May 15, 2017 18:37

So glad they caught this thug

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 15, 2017 20:26

Folk get arrested all the time for OUI everywhere.  Just why do all the extra stupid ones come from here. Dumb as a rock.


Could have killed my kid.  Could have killed yours.  3rd offense piece of garbage.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | May 16, 2017 11:29

Heard he lives across the street from a daycare center. Imagine this guy plowing into that. Not good, hopefully he is sentenced harshly.

Posted by: cranky pants | May 16, 2017 12:25

It's rather unfortunate for this fella, I knew him in school and he was always polite and eager to help those in need. He either drinks alone or doesn't have anyone in his life that truly cares about him or someone would have stepped in to remind him that he shouldn't be driving.

I can honestly say life does get better when you simply quit drinking.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 17, 2017 08:37

Cranky, true he wasn't a bad kid in school and he probably still isn't a bad guy when he's sober.  We are all judged on the last thing we did.  The last three things this guy did certainly don't paint a good picture.  Hopefully the system works and he gets penalized and gets help.  I think 3rd offense will earn him a vacation in the big house.  That ought to give him some time to think.

Posted by: Twiceburnt007 | May 19, 2017 02:17

One -two -three strikes your out !

He's really a nice guy ! All he needs is a break ! No-one understands addiction !Are you people going to make those warm , fuzzy , compassionate statements at a family members or friends wake ? I think not ! No consequence - no crime ! Shake your finger threateningly at him and let him go ! HORSE NUGGETS - Lock him up !

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