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REHOBOTH — A local man is facing his third drunk driving charge after allegedly hitting a utility pole and driving from the scene to his nearby home.

Joseph Vassalotti, 65, was arrested about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash occurred in the area of 51 Allens Lane, police said.

Vassalotti faces charges of drunken driving third offense, driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

His pickup truck was found about 1,000 feet away from the accident scene in the driveway of his home at 28 Allens Lane, with damage consistent with the crash, police said.

Vassalotti was arrested after an investigation by officers Arthur Beaudoin and Gilbert Lima.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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