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Man allegedly crashes his brother’s Ferrari into two parked cars in Weymouth

A 50-year-old man crashed his brother's Ferrari into this parked vehicle Tuesday night.
Weymouth Police Department
A 50-year-old man crashed his brother's Ferrari into this parked vehicle Tuesday night.

A 50-year-old man with a revoked license and “an extensive driving history” drove his brother’s Ferrari into two parked cars in Weymouth Tuesday night, according to police.

The crash occurred just after 9 p.m., and police found the red 1995 Ferrari pinned underneath the rear end of an SUV that was parked in a driveway on East Street.

According to the police report, John Distasio was found sitting in the driver’s seat of the Ferrari, and he was bleeding. He told police that he’d been going 40 miles per hour and lost control of the vehicle as he was changing gears.

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Police determined that the Ferrari had crossed the double yellow line into the other lane of traffic, then went over the sidewalk, spun around, and crashed through a fence before slamming into the red 2009 Hyundai Elantra and gray 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe that were parked in the driveway of 324 East St., the report said. Both vehicles were unoccupied at the time.

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Police estimated the Ferrari to be traveling at a speed in excess of 45 miles per hour, and the posted speed limit on that road is 30 miles per hour, the report said.

Distasio suffered multiple facial injuries and was taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment. Police followed up with Distasio at the hospital and issued him a citation for operating with a revoked license; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; speeding; wanton destruction of property over $250; and a marked lanes violation.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.