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Driver Arrested for DWI After Hit and Run Accident in Waltham

By PETER LOBO, Correspondent | December 31, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 010422100

WALTHAM, MA - On December 31, 2021, Waltham Police received a call for a hit and run accident at 400 Totten Pond Road, with a report that one of the vehicles may have fled further east on Totten Pond Road.

Waltham Fire sent Engine 2, Rescue 1, and Medic 1 to the scene. Upon arrival they found two cars, one heavily damaged, and a large truck tire in the roadway. They attended to one woman who was transported to Lahey Hospital.

In the meantime, police found the pickup truck that caused the accident three-quarters of a mile from the accident on a dead end street. He drove the three-quarters of a mile with a front tire missing and with air bags deployed. Rescue 1 proceeded to this scene to apply Speedy Dry.

Police questioned the driver if anyone else had been in the truck, as the front passenger windshield was smashed, but he denied that anyone was with him. He was arrested for drunk driving and transported to the hospital.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.