Onset Man Charged After Fleeing From a Motor Vehicle Crash

On Thursday, January 7, 2016 at approximately 10:20 pm, WPD officers responded to reported motor vehicle accident in the area of 302 Plymouth Ave. in East Wareham, involving a vehicle that veered off the road at a high speed and struck a fence. The operator of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene on foot, while a female passenger remained and was transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham to be treated for a minor head injury.

While a search of the area was conducted for the operator of the vehicle with negative results, he was identified as 46 year old Onset, MA resident William Caccialini when he arrived at Tobey Hospital at approximately 2:00 am to check on the welfare of the female he left at the scene. Mr. Caccialini was also treated for minor injuries at Tobey Hospital as a result of the accident.

Investigation of the incident is ongoing at this time, including the fact 9-10 small plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine were found by an officer at the scene. Criminal charges, including multiple motor vehicle offenses and possible drug charges, are expected to be filed by WPD officers as the investigation continues.

Updates to this press release will be provided when information becomes available.