BOXBORO — A Boxboro man is facing multiple charges after crashing a Chevrolet Camaro into the Boxboro Bell.
David Taylor, 57, was charged with OUI liquor, a marked lanes violation, failure to stop at a stop sign and speeding, according to a press release from the Boxboro Police Department.
Thursday evening, Boxboro police and fire responded to a motor vehicle crash at North Cemetery on Hill Road. According to the release, the Camaro was driving on Middle Road at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, crossed Hill Road and crashed into a flagpole and the Boxboro Bell at the cemetery’s entrance.
The Boxboro Bell was originally mounted in the old Boxboro Library and rescued from a fire in 1953, the release said.
As a result of the crash, the bell was dislodged from its base and the flagpole was knocked down.
Neither Taylor nor an unidentified passenger in the car reported any injuries, the release said.
Taylor was released on personal recognizance bail, the release said. A spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Taylor will be arraigned on July 13 in Ayer District Court.