Police say they found a loaded handgun in the backpack of a drunken Jamaica Plain man who allegedly fled on foot from a wreck in the Fenway.
Scott M. Devlin, 28 — who also has an address in Fairhaven — was a passenger in a Ford F-150 when it smashed into a parked car on Park Drive early Thursday morning, prosecutors said in a press release. Devlin had a valid license for the gun, prosecutors said.
Devlin and the driver allegedly ran away on foot. Passersby called State Police and Boston Police caught men matching the descriptions given.
Devlin was arraigned Thursday in Roxbury District Court on a charge of carrying a loaded firearm while under the influence of liquor. He was released and is scheduled to return to court in September.
The alleged driver, Christopher Whitesell, will be summonsed on charges of hit-and-run with property damage, according to the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.