REHOBOTH — A Norton man was arrested over the weekend for a third alleged drunken driving offense following a mid-afternoon accident.

Police responded to 537 Winthrop St. at about 3:14 p.m. Sunday for a report of a motor vehicle crash. When they arrived, they learned a Ford pickup truck towing a fifth-wheel camper had rear-ended a Dodge Durango, Sgt. James Casey said.

During the investigation, Patrolman Christopher Pezzuolo noticed the driver of the pickup, Brian Pierce, 46, of King Philip Drive, Norton, showed signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment, police said.

Pierce refused to submit to a series of field sobriety tests and was taken into custody without incident, Casey said.

He was brought to the Rehoboth Police Station where he was booked and released on $540 bail.

Pierce was due to appear in Taunton District Court Monday for arraignment on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol third offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

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