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Man charged with OUI after crashing RV into Westwood hotel

An RV crashed into the front of the Budget Inn on Route 1 in Westwood Thursday afternoon.
An RV crashed into the front of the Budget Inn on Route 1 in Westwood Thursday afternoon.Westwood Fire Department

A man was charged with operating under the influence of liquor and drugs Thursday after crashing his motor home into a hotel located just off Route 1 south in Westwood.

At 3:30 p.m., firefighters freed a man from his RV that had lodged into the Budget Inn, said Carolyn Wade, a spokesperson for the fire department.

Crews used the jaws of life to cut through the RV’s rear and pull the man out. He was later identified as Richard Robertson, 63, of Whitman, according to the police department.

Robertson was alert and talking while crews were transporting him. He was brought to a Boston hospital for treatment of injuries, Wade said.

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There were no other injuries or vehicles involved in the crash, Wade said.

Robertson also faces charges for operating to endanger and a marked lanes violation, the police department said.

A building inspector determined that although the hotel will require repairs, there was no structural damage, according to Wade.

An employee said the hotel is still open and currently 80% occupied. The damage was contained to the front office area, according to the employee.

“Everything is okay. There’s no personal injury or no major damage,” he said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Christine Mui can be reached at christine.mui@globe.com.