A politician pulled over for allegedly drunken driving early Saturday told an officer he’s a state senator and refused to take a Breathalyzer after failing multiple field sobriety tests, Weymouth police said.
Michael D. Brady (D-Brockton) was stopped while driving a Chevrolet Sonic shortly before 2:30 a.m. after another motorist was so concerned about Brady’s car swerving that he briefly followed him before calling 911.
According to a Weymouth police report, the officer who pulled Brady over said he had “bloodshot glassy eyes, slurred speech and there was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his vehicle.”
Brady, 55, told the officer he was at a “work event” in Boston and admitted to drinking. He said he was on his way home to Brockton, police said. Shortly after the officer told Brady he would be testing his sobriety, “Brady handed … a Commonwealth of Massachusetts identification card and stated he was a State Senator,” police said.
Read more at the Boston Herald.