HINGHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A South Yarmouth man is accused of driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed with his 2-month-old in the car.
Justin Grant Kennaway, 34, was charged with OUI of drugs, child endangerment while OUI, reckless operation, unlicensed operation of a vehicle, reckless endangerment of a child, child under 8 without a car seat, marked lanes violations, and possession of a class B substance (Adderall) after the Wednesday morning crash.
Hingham police were called to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Whiting and Cushing streets just after 4 a.m. When they arrived, they said they found Kennaway, a passenger, and their infant outside the car. Kennaway sustained a leg injury and the child's mother complained of minor pains. The infant was unharmed.
Investigators allege Kennaway was traveling on Whiting Street when the car veered off the road and hit a large traffic control electrical box. The impact of the crash disabled the traffic lights.
Police claim the child was in an infant carrier, but they did not find a base to secure the carrier in the car. They claim the rear seat of the car had items stacked on it so there was no place for the child to be secured. Investigators further allege that both the mother and father gave contradictory statements as to where the child was placed in the car.
Officers said Kenneaway appeared to be under the influence at the scene and couldn't tell them what direction he was driving, the town he was in, or where he was coming from. They said the 34-year-old was arrested after admitting to injecting Suboxone, a drug created for treating opioid dependence, earlier in the morning.
Investigators say they found half of an Adderall pill on the driver's side door and an uncapped, used hypodermic syringe under the seat. They also claim they found unused syringes in Kennaway's pockets.
A judge revoked Kennaway's bail on another open case during his arraignment Wednesday and set bail at $1,000 on the new charges.
Hingham police also filed a report with the Department of Children and Families for the infant. They requested Kennaway's right to operate be suspended as an immediate threat by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.