On December 21, 2019, at approximately 1:35am, Officer Joseph Cowing attempted to stop a vehicle on Precinct Street. The vehicle failed to stop and officers used a tire deflation device to slow the vehicle. The vehicle was eventually stopped in the City of New Bedford. The operator was apprehended and identified as Reinaldo Serrano 10-24-83 of Taunton. Freetown Police and Massachusetts State Police assisted Lakeville officers.
Serrano was arraigned in Wareham District Court on the following charges.
• Operating under the influence of alcohol
• Failure to stop for police
• Negligent operation
• Leaving the scene of an accident
• Marked lanes
• Operating with a suspended license