For Immediate Release: 9/5/2017 10:41 pm
Worcester, MA (September 5, 2017) – On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately 2:05 AM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 256 Hamilton Street, near Our Lady of Perpetual Help, for a motor vehicle accident. Responding officers were informed by police dispatch that the caller had stated that the vehicle involved in the crash was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control, slid sideways into parked cars and a utility pole.
Arriving officers observed two parked damaged vehicles and an aluminum light pole that was knocked down and hanging in a tree.
Members of the Worcester Fire Department were at the scene working on the operator from the smashed vehicle. The operator was identified as Vincent Farina, 18-years-old of 625 Sunderland Road. Worcester EMS was also on site and evaluating the operator. Mr. Farina appeared to be suffering from multiple injuries. Mr. Farina was treated at the scene and then transported to a nearby hospital.
Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit was called in to take over the investigation. Recon officers arrived at the scene and began to map out the area as well as gather physical evidence. Investigators observed two hypodermic needles on the ground next to the driver’s door of Mr. Farina’s 2003 Mercury Marquis. Investigators also observed, in plain view, a bottle of Bud Light on the driver’s floor.
Investigators went to the hospital and spoke with Mr. Farina. Based on the conversation with investigators, as well as the evidence discovered near and within his vehicle, Mr. Farina was placed under arrest and charged with Failure to Stay within Marked Lanes, Speeding, Operating a MV so as to Endanger, Operating a MV Under the Influence of Alcohol and Operating a MV Under the Influence of Narcotics.
Mr. Farina was released later on in the day after treatment and transported back to police headquarters for processing.
Mr. Farina will be arraigned tomorrow, September 6, 2017 at the Worcester County District Courthouse.