On Saturday, March 9, at 8:50 p.m., Officer Ryan Turner responded to Cranberry Highway near Robertson’s Auto for a single car motor vehicle accident. Arriving in the area, he found a damaged vehicle blocking the entire eastbound lane, however, no operator could be located. Officers Christopher Corner and James White arrived to assist in looking for the operator of the car, which was registered to a male on Cromesett Road.
At about 9:40 p.m. officers were alerted to a male yelling obscenities near Shenanigans Bar, and saw patrons pointing to a marsh area adjacent to the business. Officers were assisted by Wareham Fire and EMS in getting Jason Mackenzie, 43, of Wareham, out of the icy water and transported him to Tobey Hospital for treatment.
After an investigation, he is suspected of being the operator of the car, and is going to be criminally summoned to court for the following charges.
• Operating under the influence of liquor, (3rd offense).
• Leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
• Negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
• Disorderly conduct.
• Disturbing the peace.