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Falmouth police: Man with 18 drunk driving offenses crashes car

Francis Vierkant, 58, of Mashpee crashed his car into a utility pole in Falmouth. –Falmouth police

A man who Falmouth police said has 18 prior drunken driving offenses crashed his car into a utility pole while possibly under the influence of alcohol Thursday night.

Francis Vierkant, 58, of Mashpee was driving his blue 2005 Toyota Scion Thursday at 8:17 p.m. on North Falmouth Highway near the intersection with McMenamy Drive when he “failed to negotiate a curve in the road,’’ Falmouth police wrote in a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page.

The vehicle then traveled off the road and struck the pole.

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