Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Route 138 in Raynham Reopened Following Crash Cleanup
Driver Charged with OUI Drugs
RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that Route 138 in Raynham has been fully reopened after being partially closed for several hours following a crash involving a tractor trailer Tuesday morning, and that a driver involved in the crash has been charged.
A fuel leak from the tractor trailer closed the northbound side of Route 138 from Elm Street to the Raynham IcePlex, for about four hours while the fuel was being cleaned up.
At approximately 9:20 a.m., the Raynham Police and Fire Departments received multiple calls about a two-vehicle crash on Route 138, near the Raynham IcePlex, 1568 Broadway.
The driver of a black BMW coup, RICKY DASILVEIRA, AGE 28, OF TAUNTON, was taken by a Raynham Fire ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
Following an investigation by Raynham Police, DASILVEIRA was subsequently charged with:
- OUI Drugs
- Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle
- Marked Lanes Violation
DASILVEIRA will be issued a summons to appear in Taunton District Court for arraignment at a later date.
The initial investigation indicates that DASILVEIRA was driving erratically when he allegedly crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and struck front driver’s side of the tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.