Yesterday afternoon around 1:50AM, officers from district A-1 (Downtown Boston and Charlestown) responded to Sullivan Square for a motor vehicle accident.
En route, officers were advised by Operations that one of the parties to the accident was possibly under the influence of alcohol. On arrival, officers observed the two individuals involved in the accident outside their cars arguing. Officers separated the parties and spoke to them to determine what caused the accident. The operator of vehicle 1 told officers that she was stopped at a red light at Sullivan Square when vehicle 2 rear ended her car causing substantial damage to her car. The operator of vehicle 1 went on to tell officers that the operator of vehicle 2 initially tried to flee the scene of the accident but ended up stopping in a parking lot.
Officers then spoke to the operator of the second car who was unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcohol on his breath. Officers asked the operator of the car if he had consumed any alcohol and he replied, “No! I don’t drink and drive.” When questioned about why the operator of the car thought he might be under the influence of alcohol, the suspect operator answered, “Well, I did have three beers this morning.” Officers then asked the suspect if there was anything in his car that should not be there and he answered, “No, there is nothing…” and gave officers consent to look through his car. Officers opened the suspect’s car door and were hit with a strong odor of alcohol. Officers then observed four empty cans of beer and two other full cans of beer.
The suspect was then offered the opportunity to perform several sobriety tests after demonstration but was unable to successfully to perform any of the tests, failing to properly perform the tests or not heeding the instructions given to him by officers.
The suspect, , Hunter Delench, 26, of Boston was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for having an Open Container of Alcohol in his car.