Barnstable Police Sergeant Charged with OUI

Officers have charged a Barnstable Police sergeant with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol following an accident occurring earlier last week.

46-year-old Christopher Challies, who was on administrative leave for a prior incident, was involved in a single vehicle accident on route 6A at approximately 8:40 Monday evening.

The vehicle struck a utility pole in the area of 151 Main Street near the Sandwich town line; the section of road was closed for approximately 15 hours as crews worked to replace the pole.

Challies told Barnstable Police he was briefly distracted by his cell phone; he was taken to Cape Cod Hospital.

Police investigated the scene of the accident and discovered the vehicle traveled nearly 75 yards off the road prior to striking the utility pole; the damage to the vehicle along with the distance traveled was not consistent with a telephone distraction.

A follow up investigation led police to charging Challies with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Operating to Endanger, and Failure to Stay within Marked Lanes.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content

Newsradio 95 WXTK · Cape Cod's #1 source for News, Weather, & Traffic
Listen Now on iHeartRadio