West Roxbury Man Arrested for OUI After Driving Over Median

"Can't you give me a break?" asked the suspect to police.

Police arrested and charged a West Roxbury man with driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed his vehicle onto a median of American Legion Highway.

District E-13 Police arrested and charged John MacDougal, 54, of West Roxbury, with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

About 1 p.m. officers found tire tracks that ran the length of about 50 yards on the median and stopped on the side of the Scrubadub carwash at 565 American Legion Highway, which some sources list as being in Roslindale but the police list as Jamaica Plain. The suspect's car  had two flat tires and a damaged rim, and the suspect was standing by car, according to police.

Officers immediately noticed the suspect was unsteady on his feet and had a wet spot in the crotch of his pants. The man also allegedly had glassy eyes and smelled like alcohol, said police. The suspect told police that he was returning from dropping off his children in New Hampshire and that he had been cut off by another car, which caused the accident. Police asked the man if he had been drinking any alcohol and he had varied responses, saying anywhere from two to seven drinks.

The suspect failed several sobriety tests and allegedly said,  “I have a Class A, can’t you give me a break? I am (expletive deleted)! I will lose my job and pension!” 


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