WAREHAM - State Police track down a man in Wareham using a helicopter following a drunk driving crash.

State Police say around 8 P.M. Saturday night, troopers were called to a single car crash on the ramp of Route 25 Eastbound from I-195 East in Wareham. Police found the 2000 Nissan Quest partially on the ramp, blocking part of the roadway.

Witnesses told police the driver had fled into the woods. That's when the State Police Air Wing helicopter took part in the search, using thermal imaging technology to find the man hiding in the woods nearby.

The man, 45-year-old John Layton of Boston, was arrested. Layton was charged with the following:

  • Operate motor vehicle with license revoked as HTO
  • OUI liquor, 5th offense
  • OUI while license suspended for OUI
  • Attaching plates
  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • Uninsured motor vehicle
  • Larceny under $250
  • Receive stolen property -$250
  • Leave scene of property damage
  • Negligent operation of motor vehicle

Layton will be arraigned in Wareham District Court Tuesday morning.