Police: 18-Year-Old Drives 110 mph Drunk on Rt. 4, Causes Two Accidents

Somehow, nobody was hurt.

East Greenwich Police charged an 18-year-old Scituate man with driving under the influence and reckless driving after he reportedly was clocked speeding upwards of 110 mph while drunk on Route 4.

Police said Drew Manish, 18, of 80 Moswansicut Lake Drive, Scituate, eventually lost control of his 2005 Nissan Altima and crashed into a telephone pole near the Park and Ride on South County Trail, but not before striking another car on the highway, causing another accident.

Somehow, nobody was seriously injured.

It began at around 2:16 a.m. on Feb. 22 when police said Manish was clocked by an officer at a fixed radar post on Route 4 driving 95 mph in the southbound lane.

The officer began following Manish and watched him swerve and strike the car next to him, breaking off a side mirror. He then swerved back into his lane and then swerved once again into the right lane, cutting off the car he just hit. 

Manish reportedly slowed down as if to consider pulling over, but then accelerated to a high speed and left the scene. 

The patrolman giving chase turned around to tend to the accident victims, who were identified by police as three females in a 2012 Honda Civic.

Meanwhile, another officer heading in the opposite direction saw a small four-door sedan matching Manish's description driving 110 mph in the southbound lane.

A few minutes later, police were dispatched to the area of South County Trail just past Camp Fogarty where they found Manish in his car on the side of the road.

His car was badly damaged from smashing into a telephone pole, police said, and Manish said he was coming from Applebee's in Smithfield.

Police said Manish appeared drunk and smelled like alcohol. He denied drinking as well as hitting a car on the highway a few minutes earlier. But after more questions, Manish said he "might have been" on the highway and then said "that he did and that he was really scared and didn't know what else to do."

In addition to DUI and reckless driving charges, police charged Manish with leaving the scene of an accident.
Rosie February 25, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Alicarn February 26, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Worse than dumb. Criminal!


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