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West Tisbury Cop to be Charged With Drunken Driving After Crash

Russell Ventura of Oak Bluffs was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the one-car wreck.

West Tisbury Police Station. Credit: Martha's Vineyard Patch file photo
West Tisbury Police Station. Credit: Martha's Vineyard Patch file photo
An off-duty West Tisbury police officer will be summonsed on charges of drunken driving after a one-car crash Thursday evening.

The crash occurred on West Tisbury Road near Metcalf Drive, according to the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Officer Russell Ventura of Oak Bluffs was taken to Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

For much more on the incident, including a photo of the heavily-damaged 2006 Honda CRV Ventura was driving, please click over to the Martha's Vineyard Times.
chris gargan January 19, 2014 at 09:53 AM
In Wisconsin he would automatically lose his job upon conviction or plea. It's sad. I don't know if he was a good cop or not, but this is a terrible way to short cut a career.
Martha Magee January 19, 2014 at 03:26 PM
God bless the alcoholic who still suffers. May this be the wakeup call that leads him to sobriety.

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