Woman Dies in Drunk Driving Accident; Police Charge Former Tisbury Selectman

Oak Bluffs police say former Tisbury selectman A. Kirk Briggs was driving drunk just before midnight Tuesday when his 1989 Chevy pickup truck hit a 25-year-old woman from Estonia who was walking her bicycle along New York avenue just west of Our Market.

After-Prom Party Turns Ugly in Violent Collision Between Students, Police

An after-prom party near Black Point beach in Chilmark turned violent in the early morning hours last Sunday when police who were called in to break up the party tried arresting a teenager and were forced to retreat under a barrage of beer bottles.

Mishaps, Speeding on Historic Tea Lane Leave One Cat Dead and Neighbors Upset

A two-car collision on Tea Lane last week has raised questions about speeding on the single-lane, two-mile-long, unpaved historic byway that connects North and Middle Roads in Chilmark.

A pickup truck rollover in July and two pet deaths this month, possibly due to speeders on Tea Lane, have also been reported. The posted speed limit on the road is 15 miles per hour.

Elderly Driver Smashes Into Coffee Shop

An 86-year-old Pennsylvania man parking his car along Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs drove into the front of Mocha Mott’s coffee shop just before 3 p.m. on Monday. Although no one was seriously injured, the crash shattered the coffee shop’s plate glass window and clogged traffic for approximately 30 minutes.

Driver Rear-Ends Bus; Injuries, Charges Follow

A West Tisbury man was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol on Sunday after he reportedly drove his vehicle into the back of a Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority bus that had stopped to let off passengers on Beach Road in Oak Bluffs.

Herring Creek Speeding Crash Leads to Hospital

A Maine resident was seriously injured Saturday after he drove his vehicle off Herring Creek Road at high speed and flipped twice before coming to rest in a field near South Beach.

Dustin Gilbert, 22, of Lewiston, Me., was transported by ambulance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to be treated for head and neck injuries. Edgartown police Sgt. Kenneth Johnson said Mr. Gilbert will be charged with negligent operation, speeding and a marked lanes violation.

Bus Accident: None Hurt

Bus Accident: None Hurt

West Tisbury police Tuesday responded to an accident involving a Vineyard Transit Authority bus and a motor vehicle at the intersection of State and West Tisbury-Edgartown Roads.

The VTA bus, operated by Jerome Rogers of Oak Bluffs, was heading down the hill north of Alley’s General Store on State Road with five passengers aboard. Kaitlin Taub, of Delmar, N.Y., was turning left at the intersection of Edgartown and State Roads at Brandy Brow, with one passenger in her 2000 Honda Accord.

Breaking News: Thursday, July 3 Noon - Accident at Five Corners Snarls Traffic

A taxi owned by Adam Cab crashed into a utility pole on Lagoon Pond Road across from the Tisbury post office early Thursday morning, snarling traffic at the Five Corners intersection for several hours on one of the busiest days of the year. The accident occurred around 7 a.m., just as the early morning boats were arriving to deliver throngs of visitors and seasonal residents for the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.

No Injuries in Christmas Collision

An Edgartown woman was issued a citation following a two-vehicle collision on Christmas day at the intersection of Old County and State Roads in West Tisbury.

Police said the accident caused major front end damage to both vehicles but no injuries to either driver.

Island Car Accidents Occupy Police

Island police broke up several loud parties, made a number of arrests and responded to a high number of motor vehicle accidents over the weekend.


Edgartown police responded to 96 calls for service from early Friday morning through late Sunday.