On October 25, 2019, at approximately 7:35pm, the Rehoboth Police Department received two separate 911 calls related to a motor vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed traveling westbound on Winthrop St. (Rte 44) entering Rehoboth. In addition to the high rate of speed it was reported that the suspect vehicle was passing other vehicles also traveling westbound and came close to hitting several vehicles traveling eastbound head on. The vehicle was described as a dark colored sports car. Ptlm. Mark Wetherell and Ptlm. Christopher Pezzuolo responded to the area. Ptlm. Wetherell located a black Hyundai Tiburon with a Massachusetts registration traveling east on Winthrop St. in the area of Williams St. Ptlm. Wetherell was then advised that the Hyundai was the suspect vehicle. At the time that Ptlm. Wetherell first observed the Hyundai it crossed the fog line and was close to leaving the roadway. Ptlm. Wetherell attempted to stop the vehicle and it continued traveling westbound. While following the vehicle with his emergency lights on he observed the vehicle cross the center line three times and the fog line two more times. He also noted that the vehicle would speed up and slow down. The vehicle came to a stop just east of 295 Winthrop St.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 36 year old Peter Cardin of Albion St. in Millville, Massachusetts. Ptlm. Wetherell noticed that Mr. Cardin’s movements were extremely slow and lethargic while attempting to obtain documents he was asked to produce. Ptlm. Wetherell observed that Mr. Cardin displayed other signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Cardin was extremely unsteady on his feet and for safety reasons Mr. Cardin was not subject to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Mr. Cardin was taken into custody and he was transported to the Rehoboth Police Station where he was booked.
Following the booking process Mr. Cardin was released on personal recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Taunton District Court on October 28, 2019, at 8:30am. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle as to endanger.