Abraham Torres Rendon, 25, is facing charges of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and leaving the scene of property damage, among others, in connection with the incident that left the fish market in ruins.
A Falmouth clerk magistrate found probable cause to bring two criminal complaints against Russell R. Ventura, who was off duty when his vehicle hit a tree on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road on the night of Jan. 16. He is on leave without pay from the department.
Two people were transported to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital with minor injuries Saturday after a late afternoon three-car pileup in the Harthaven section of Oak Bluffs.
According to an eyewitness, the accident unfolded when one car stopped to turn at the entrance to Harthaven and paused for pedestrians crossing on the bike path that parallels the roadway. A car traveling behind the stopped car also stopped and was rear-ended by a taxi. The impact of the collision sent the middle car into the first car that had stopped for a turn.
A single-car crash along Edgartown-West Tisbury Road Wednesday morning left one woman injured and resulted in the temporary closure of a major portion of the roadway.
Kathryn Retmeir, 55, of West Tisbury was driving a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer toward West Tisbury when she hit a tree, Sgt. Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter 3rd said. The crash caused extensive front-end damage to the vehicle, he said.
Ms. Retmeir was traveling with a young child, Mr. Manter said. The child was safely secured in the back seat and was uninjured.