YPD/Drunk Driver Arrested

A Yarmouthport man was arrested Saturday afternoon after nearly striking a police cruiser and running a red light.

The incident happened at the intersection of Buck Island and Higgins-Crowell Roads when 34 year old Joshua Brooks drove his truck directly at a police cruiser.

Officer Brian Niezgoda slammed on his brakes and the truck, estimated to be traveling at 40 miles per hour, missed his front bumper by about 6 inches.

The officer stopped Brooks, who immediately apologized for the near miss and said he was coming from the nearby dog park.

A series of tests concluded that Brooks was driving drunk. His truck was towed and the plates removed and seized.

He was charged with O.U.I. Liquor, 3rd offense, failure to stop and operating a vehicle negligently so as to endanger.

In Barnstable District Court he pled not guilty was released on 500-dollars cash bail pending his next court date.

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