A group of five Sandwich teenagers are facing charges after an Independence Day traffic stop on Ploughed Neck Road.

At 6:07 PM a police officer was traveling along Ploughed Neck Road near Roberts Way with the cruiser window open. The officer passed a parked gray Honda Pilot containing five male occupants and as he passed by, he heard one of the occupants scream an expletive.

The officer parked the cruiser and began walking over to the Honda as another cruiser pulled up behind his cruiser.

As that cruiser, operated by Officer Nathan Reid, 38, of Sandwich, came to a stop, it was rear-ended by a Mazda 5 driven by Christian Falco, 19, of Quincy. No one was injured or cited in the crash.

Upon approaching the Honda, police detected the odor of alcohol and could see a Bud Light can in the center console, a cooler in the back seat, and found additional beer cans in the vehicle’s trunk. Police said that all five occupants showed signs of having been drinking and they were all identified as teenagers.

Police had the car’s driver empty out all of the beer on the side of the road and contacted the teens’ parents to pick them up.

As a result of the incident, two 19-year-old Sandwich men, a 19-year-old East Sandwich man, a 19-year-old Forestdale man, and a 17-year-old Sandwich man will all be summoned to court on a charge of being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol.

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