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Nantucket Current | A car crash leads to a fight on South Water…

A large contingent of public safety personnel – including three Nantucket Police Department cruisers, two State Police cruisers, an ambulance and a heavy rescue unit – arrived on South Water Street Sunday evening after a minor car accident allegedly led to a fight outside the building. Dreamland Theater. One person was charged Tuesday with criminal charges related to the incident.

Matthew R. WestThe 26-year-old, of Nantucket, was arraigned May 26 on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He pleaded not guilty on his behalf and was ordered to return to court on July 1 for a pre-trial hearing.

According to a police report, West was involved in a car crash and a “disturbance” on South Water Street in front of the Dreamland Theater, which resulted in at least seven security vehicles arriving at the scene.

The Nantucket Police Department said in a report that an investigation revealed that West struck a motorcycle with his white Jeep at low speed, causing the motorcyclist to fall and sustain minor injuries. Sources say Current that a fight broke out after the crash, and one of the people allegedly punched West in the face.

West admitted to police that he had consumed alcoholic beverages at a restaurant on the island earlier in the day and, upon returning to the station, blew a 0.16 during a breathalyzer test.

As of Tuesday, no one else had been charged in connection with the incident, and Nantucket Police Lt. Angus MacVicar had not yet responded to a police investigation conducted Tuesday afternoon. Current in connection with a quarrel.

Below is video from the scene showing how public safety personnel responded: