• Man who crashed into Falmouth home: 'I must have drank too much'

    By: Crystal Haynes


    FALMOUTH, Mass. - A Plymouth man is charged with getting behind the wheel drunk and crashing into a home in Falmouth. 

    The intersection of Gifford Street and Jones Road is busy - dangerous according to people we spoke to.

    "Car accidents, traffic jams during the summertime and sometimes in the winter. People drive over the speed limit," said Natalia Kutuzova.

    That's why they say it's no surprise a car went crashing into a light pole and then into a house at 265 Jones Road around 10:45 Thursday night.

    Falmouth Police say 57-year-old David Marathas was drunk behind the wheel at the time of the crash. According to court paperwork obtained by Boston 25 News after his arraignment, Marathas told responding officer, "I must have drank too much." When they asked him where he thought they were, he answered, "Carver? Well, Wareham. Either Carver or Wareham."

    Police say Marathas' Chevy Silverado crashed into the kitchen and adjoining office space. The tenant who was sleeping inside was not injured. 

    Marathas has no record and was released on his own personal recognizance. He is due back in court next month. 

    The light has been repaired and we're told the tenant is staying with friends. 

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