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Police: Driver Under Influence of Drugs Crashes Into Tractor-Trailer Truck in Raynham

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    Police: Driver Under Influence of Drugs Crashes Into Tractor-Trailer Truck in Raynham
    Raynham Police

    A Massachusetts man is facing charges after police say he crashed into a tractor-trailer truck while under the influence of drugs.

    Raynham Police responded to the crash on Route 138, near the Raynham IcePlex, at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.

    Authorities said the driver of a black BMW, Ricky Dasilveira, 28, of Taunton, was charged with OUI drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violation.

    Dasilveira was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton with injuries not believed to be life-threatening after he crashed into the tractor-trailer truck on the northbound side of the roadway. The truck driver was not injured.

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    Police said an initial investigation showed Dasilveira had been driving erratically when he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and struck the driver's side of the truck.

    As a result of the crash, fuel from the truck leaked out and took crews four hours to clean up.

    Dasilveira will be issued a summons to appear in Taunton District Court for arraignment at a later date. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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