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State Police Arrest Wrong-Way Driver in Bourne

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Kevin Palmer of Plymouth will be arraigned in Falmouth District Court on Monday.

Just past midnight last night, State Police from the Norwell and Bourne barracks responded to reports of a wrong-way operator on Route 3 in Plymouth, which resulted in the arrest of the operator in Bourne.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Katherine Mungovan indicates that KEVIN PALMER, 26, of Plymouth was traveling southbound on Route 3 in the northbound travel lanes in the area of exit seven in a 2009 Nissan Sentra. As the vehicle traveled in the area of exit 6, it struck a vehicle which was traveling northbound, damaging that vehicle but causing no injuries.

Troopers shut down northbound traffic while they continued to attempt to stop the vehicle. They successfully deployed a tire deflation device just prior to the Sagamore bridge, causing two of the tires to deflate. PALMER eventually brought his vehicle to a stop in the middle of the roadway. He was subsequently placed under arrest on the following charges:

1. OUI Liquor
2. Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
3. Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle
4. Failure to Stop for a Police Officer
5. Speeding

PALMER was booked at the State Police barracks in Bourne and subsequently released on bail.


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