Police say man vandalized Dartmouth PD after OUI arrest

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Bedford man is under arrest and facing several charges, including OUI, after crashing his car into a utility pole on in Dartmouth Saturday night.

Police and rescue crews were called to the 100 block of Chase Rd around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a crash.

Investigators had to shut the road down because of the pole was severed as a result of the impact. 

While officers were questioning the driver, identified as Keith Avila, 34, of New Bedofrd, officials described his actions as being “belligerent”. As a result, he was taken into custody.

While at Dartmouth Police Headquarters, investigators say Avila 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.

Avila was is facing several charges, including operating under the influence of liquor and vandalism. He also received a town by-law violation for having an open container of marijuana inside his car.

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