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FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man was arrested on New Year’s Day, after he crashed his vehicle into a tree, said Holden Police in a press release today, January 19.

The Framingham man, 37, was charged with his third offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

On January 1, around 2:15 a.m., Holden Police “were dispatched to a report of an erratic operator in the area of Shrewsbury Street. Officers located the vehicle, and followed on Main Street until they identified a motor vehicle violation. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to pull over, and both officers began a brief pursuit. Due to the amount of traffic, being New Year’s Eve, and the unsafe speed that the driver was approaching the patrol sergeant terminated the pursuit. Officers slowed down to near speed limit speed and continued to drive north on Main Street with no sight of the vehicle,” noted the press release.

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Officers later “discovered that the vehicle crashed into a tree in the area of Wachusett Regional High School,” said Holden Police.

“The operator appeared to be uninjured, but due to the severity of the crash, he was placed in an ambulance. After identifying the operator, it was determined that he had an open warrant out of Natick District Court for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor,” said the press release.

A subsequent investigation of the crash led to the operator, Oscar Ruben Rivera-Hernandez, 37 years old from Framingham, being placed under arrest and charged with operating under influence of liquor (3rd Offense)- reckless operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, speeding, operating with a revoked license and failure to stop for police.

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No booking photo was available.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.