BRIDGE WATER, MASS. (WHDH) — State Police have released Air Wing video of a successful search for a suspected repeatedly intoxicated driver who was injured while fleeing an accident in Bridgewater late Thursday night.
Police officers responding to a single-vehicle crash on northbound Route 24 around 11 p.m. learned from witnesses that state police said the male driver fled the scene while bleeding profusely.
Fearing for the man’s condition while he was losing blood on a cold night, Air 5, piloted by Troopers Kristopher Malm and Mark Giromini, along with Tactical Flight Officer Trooper Joseph Conley, identified a heat source in the forest using forward-looking infrared (FLIR) of the aircraft used. .
Conley then directed recent 87th RTT graduate Justin Smith and his Field Training Officer, along with MSP K9 Handler Trooper Brian Gervais, to the location where there was likely a person not moving behind several trailers.
Kenneth Rose, 37, of North Attleboro, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of narcotics, leaving the scene with property damage, operating a motor vehicle with a disqualified driver, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, assault and assault on a police officer and transmission of a threat.
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