A head-on car crash in Falmouth resulted in a driver who was suspected of being on drugs being taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he crossed the center line and struck another car.
Falmouth police said the crash occurred on Route 28 in the valley between the divided highway and Palmer Avenue on Sunday, May 23, at 8 PM.
According to the police report, the driver, Jonathan S. King, 40, of East Falmouth, was suspected to be intoxicated on drugs.
Falmouth Fire Rescue Department medics transported Mr. King to the hospital emergency room, where he was issued a criminal traffic citation for OUI drugs, negligent operation and marked lanes violation.
In total, three cars were involved in the collision. The force of the head-on crash caused the front driver’s wheel to come off, which, in turn, hit another vehicle. The occupants of the two other vehicles had some minor pain but refused medical treatment.
The road was closed for about an hour while the crash was investigated and the scene was cleared. A cat that was in the offender’s vehicle was secured in a patrol car and later turned over to animal control, police said.