On 07/05/2017 Rehoboth Police Officer Nicholas Barros attempted to stop a Red Mercedes Benz on Tremont St. that was driving at a high rate of speed, 75 mph in a 35 mph zone. The vehicle failed to stop an increased it’s speed where it took a right onto Slater St. The Officer lost control of his cruiser and struck another vehicle that was stopping for the stop sign. The Officer reported no injuries to himself or the operator. A witness advised the Officer he observed the Mercedes pull down the driveway of 45 Slater St. and pull behind a barn. After a brief investigation the operator was located sitting on the back deck with several other males. He is identified as 28 year old Michael L Montanez of Oak St. Taunton . He is being charged with the following (1) Speeding (2) Passing in a no passing zone (3) Marked Lanes Violation (4) Refusing to Stop for Police (5) Reckless Operation (6) Attaching Plates (7) Uninsured Motor Vehicle and (8) Unregistered Motor Vehicle.
Cash Bail was set at $240. He will appear at Taunton District Court on )7/06/2017 at 8:30 am to answer to the charges. Assisting the Rehoboth Police Department was Seekonk K-9 and several Officers from their department. Officer Gill Lima and Lt. James B Medeiros assisted from Rehoboth.