Police: Man under the influence goes on destructive drive

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he went on a destructive drive in two states in which several vehicles and an electronic street sign were damaged.

Blackstone police say they administered the overdose-reversing drug Narcan when they found 59-year-old William Halfelder bleeding outside of his van at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Police determined he had rear-ended one vehicle, run a red light, and struck another vehicle head-on. The other drivers were taken to the hospital.

Before driving into Blackstone, police say he had been in neighboring Woonsocket, Rhode Island, striking other vehicles and the sign.


Halfelder, of Woonsocket, was also hospitalized. He was issued a summons to appear in court. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.


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