Wareham PD/O.U.I – Firearm
Wareham police responded Wednesday night to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the area of 23 Onset Avenue. Witnesses told police that the driver of one of the vehicles had fled into the woods and re-emerged shortly before officers arrived.
At the scene police determined that one of the vehicles had crossed the center line, striking another car and the driver who reportedly caused the crash appeared to be drunk.
45 year old Christopher Ardita of Bourne was arrested and the wooded area into which he had run was searched with police recovering a fully loaded handgun registered to Ardita.
He was charged with O.U.I., negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, improper storage of a firearm and carrying a firearm while intoxicated.
Ardita was arraigned Thursday in Wareham District Court.