Wareham Police charge Washington D.C. man with DUI, fleeing scene of crash

Oct 13, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department John Akridge IV

A 43-year-old man from Washington, D.C. was allegedly drunk early Friday after he crashed into another car where Tobey Road meets Route 28 before fleeing the scene, police said.

John Akridge IV was found “staggering in a parking lot” approximately 500 feet away from his heavily damaged car, which was parked not far from where the collision happened, according to a police press release.

The second car involved in the crash was occupied by two Plymouth residents who were uninjured. However, their car was “extensively damaged,” police said. Both reported they were driving south on Route 28 when a car heading north veered into their lane causing the crash and then continued on.

Policer said Officer Robert Mclain found the second car just as Officer Ryan Turner located Akridge.

Akridge was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

Akridge was scheduled to be arraigned in Wareham District Court on Oct. 13.

Comments (8)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 13, 2017 15:40

Witnesses report that he was walking around Tremont Nail prior to the crash.  He allegedly got some contaminated soil on his skin, began to act crazy, and recklessly took off in his car minutes before the crash.


And yes, he's a toolbag!  Don't let the average middle aged businessman in a shirt and tie look fool anybody.  Drunk driving is drunk driving.  I do miss the Warehamyness of a disheveled shirtless drunk dude fleeing to his trailer after his crash. Washington DC drunk drivers fail to deliver any level of entertainment...how dull.



Posted by: cranky pants | Oct 13, 2017 17:03

You guys are mean..

He has a disease !

( before anyone gets fired up, I'm kidding )

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 13, 2017 20:20

You can't make this stuff up . WBTS I told you the Magnet is working overtime.....

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Oct 14, 2017 12:35

Early Friday? Hmm....that's a vague time frame. Don't vehicular accidents require a specific time be reported for an accident? Any chance he staggered out of one of the local restaurant/bars and then drove his car into an accident?

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 14, 2017 13:11

Most likey ....

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 14, 2017 13:31

The whole thing seems intentionally vague.

Posted by: Kress | Oct 14, 2017 17:27

Google search but make sure you get the right one.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Oct 14, 2017 18:04

According to news article on WBSN 1420 - accident was just after midnight:





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