Billerica Man Accused of Hitting Officer’s Vehicle
BILLERICA -- A Billerica man was arrested after driving into a Transit Police sergeant’s personal vehicle near the TD Garden and then fleeing from police Sunday night, authorities say.
Paul Brouillette, 56, was eventually stopped by police on Interstate 93 North where he “exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication” and was in possession of a handgun, according to a Transit Police press release.
The incident started about 8 p.m. when the Transit Police sergeant, working a detail post at the North Station, watched a pickup truck back out of a parking space and strike his vehicle. The driver was later identified as Brouillette.
“The sergeant shouted commands for Brouillette to stop,” police said. “However the commands were to no avail.”
The sergeant caught up to the pickup truck at the parking lot exit ramp and conducted a traffic stop. Police said Brouillette denied striking the vehicle and sped off at a high rate of speed.
Brouillette’s pickup truck was spotted traveling on Interstate 93 North and Transit police conducted another traffic stop of the vehicle near Exit 32.
As Brouillette showed signs of intoxication, officers located a fully-loaded .38-caliber handgun in Brouillette’s vehicle, according to police. The Billerica resident possessed a license to carry, police said.
Brouillette was transported to Transit Police headquarters for the arrest booking process. His specific charges were not immediately available.
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