Wareham police respond to crash on Marion Road, make warrant arrest

Jul 05, 2018
Photo by: Nicholas Bernat A 75-year-old man was removed from this car after it crashed into a utility pole on Thursday morning.

Wareham Police responded to a crash on Thursday, July 5, after a car collided with a utility pole on Swifts Beach Road and Marion Road trapping a 75-year-old man inside. Detectives directing traffic at the scene also arrested a man who had an active warrant.

Officers responding to the crash at approximately 10:11 a.m. found the vehicle on its side. The utility pole the car had struck snapped, trapping the driver inside.

Marion Police were called to assist with blocking traffic because Wareham Police were tied up with another crash on I-495 that left three men seriously injured. Onset Fire personnel covered for the Wareham Fire Department, which was tied up on the highway at a third crash. The driver was extracted from the car using the Jaws of Life and taken to Tobey Hospital. His condition is unknown.

While directing traffic at the accident, Wareham Police detectives noticed a car driven by Alexander Ard, 28, of Wareham. Knowing there was an active warrant for Ard's arrest, he was stopped. Ard attempted to roll up his window after being told that he was under arrest, forcing the detective to reach into the car, unlock the door, and remove him from the vehicle.

In addition to the warrant, Ard also has a suspended license.


A car with its roof torn open after first responders removed a 75-year-old man following a crash. (Photo by: Nicholas Bernat)
Alexander Ard (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (4)
Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jul 05, 2018 14:30

So glad they caught this thug. He looks particularly tough and dangerous with his protruding brow, mis-shapened head and millennial neck, all signs of Tide Pod abuse.

Posted by: cranky pants | Jul 05, 2018 19:34

Hopefully the fella that rolled over is ok and he recovers soon. As for the other driving while suspended meatball...

Who wears a hooded sweatshirt when it's 90 degrees out ?

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 06, 2018 11:51

Well, Well, Well,  Looks like the Changing of the guard over there on Cranberry Highway isn't working out too well for this young man. He is capable of doing anything to avoid  being captured by the Police. I guess free rein is over.

Posted by: kevinc687 | Jul 06, 2018 19:51

what is the warrant for ? all these people picked up for warrants tells us nothing. tell us the rest of the story.

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