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Man Arrested for OUI After Crashing into Utility Pole

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    Man Arrested for OUI After Crashing into Utility Pole

    A New Bedford man has been arrested and charged with operating under the influence after he crashed into a utility pole.

    According to police, they responded to 104 Chase Road in Dartmouth, Massachusetts just before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a car crashing into a utility pole.

    Upon arrival officers found the utility pole had been severed as a result of the impact. They then shut down traffic in the area, police said.

    Officers identified the operator of the 2006 Subaru Impreza as Keith Avila, 34.

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    Authorities described Avila as "belligerent." As a result of the corresponding investigation that took place, he was arrested.

    According to police, when Avila arrived at the Dartmouth Police Headquarters he threatened officers, vandalized town property, struck his own head against a bathroom wall and urinated in a trash can while handcuffed to the booking room wall.

    He is facing several charges, including operating under the influence of liquor and intimidation of a witness.

    Although Avila stated he was not injured in the crash or from hitting his head against the wall, he was evaluated by emergency medical services. He refused further medical treatment.

    It is unclear whether Avila has an attorney.

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