When Police arrived at the scene of the crash Monday night, they found that Palmer’s Toyota RAV-4 was lying on its side.

Selectman Gary Palmer of Truro is now facing charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Additional charges were filed for operating negligently and endanger lives after crashing his Toyota RAV-4 on Shore Road at Professional Heights on Monday night.

Truro police related that late Monday, they responded at approximately 7 o’clock in the evening to a call that there was a rollover crash at the intersection of Shore Road and Professional Heights. Upon arriving at the scene, they found the Toyota lying on its side; its windshield shattered, and Palmer, age71, trapped inside the vehicle.

Firefighters extricated Palmer from the wreckage and he was rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital. Medical staff said that he sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said that when he recovers, he will be summoned to face the following charges: driving a vehicle under the influence, operating negligently to endanger and marked lanes violation. The Barnstable Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation. A hit-and-run accident on Route 6 in Sandwich Saturday night was in luck as no one was injured.

Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating the cause of a crash that sent a car running into the woods on Route 6 between exits 2 and 3 around 11 p.m. Trooper Nicole Morell said that a 2010 Honda Civic had to be towed from the woods after the collision. The occupant of the car was uninjured.

Morell said they will have a lot of investigations to do as it was unclear what exactly caused the crash and police didn’t have a description of the alleged other vehicle.

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