Whitman: Halifax Man Charged with 2nd OUI After Vehicle Collides with Hydrant

Whitman Police and Fire responded Wednesday night at approximately 9 p.m. to a report of a single vehicle accident at 266 Franklin Street. Upon arrival, authorities found that a white pick up truck had struck and dislodged a fire hydrant. Witnesses told police that the driver of the vehicle, identified as 47-year-old Kevin B. Donohue, of Halifax, attempted to flee the scene moments after the accident. Whitman Police Chief Scott Benton says Donohue fled through some bushes to a home on Foster Avenue that belonged to his mother. He was found banging on her rear door and was detailed until officers arrived to take him into custody. Donohue is facing charges including operating under the influence of liquor (his second offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lane violation and leaving the scene of property damage. The Department of Public Works was called to the scene to shut off the water in the immediate area and made temporary repairs. The areas around the hydrant has been filled in until the hydrant can be replaced.



Accident scene on Franklin Street. Photo by Kevin Tocci

Whitman Fire-Rescue on the scene of vehicle accident. Photo by Kevin Tocci

Whitman Fire-Rescue on the scene of motor vehicle accident on Franklin Street. Photo by Kevin Tocci

About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.