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Mass. RV driver facing OUI charges after crashing into hotel

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Police in Westwood, Massachusetts say the driver of an RV that crashed into the front of a hotel on Route 1 was facing multiple charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Video from Sky 5 showed the front windshield of the RV knocked out and the passenger side of the RV completely lodged into the front of the Budget Inn-Westwood hotel around 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Witnesses say the RV was exiting Route 128 onto Route 1, then veered off of the southbound side of Route 1, crashing into the hotel located just beyond the interchange with the highway.

Surveillance video shows the vehicle barreling through the hotel parking lot into the front of the hotel.

One witness who was staying at the hotel described climbing into the driver's side of the vehicle to calm the driver down, who apparently called his wife following the crash.

Firefighters had to cut the driver out of the motor home through the rear of the RV.

Westwood police say Richard Robertson, 63, of Whitman, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating under the influence of drugs, marked lanes violation and operating to endanger.


Video: Surveillance video shows RV crashing into Westwood hotel (WCVB Boston)

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Robertson was transported to an area hospital. His injuries are said to be minor.

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