A Massachusetts man has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence after he crashed his car into a barrier in an MBTA Silver Line bus tunnel at around 1 a.m. this past Friday, October 25, 2013.
James M. Tilton, 57, was taken into police custody after police responded to the Massachusetts motor vehicle accident, in which Tilton crashed his vehicle into an automatic security barrier at the entrance to the subway tunnel.
The auto crash occurred as Tilton was driving home from TD Bank Arena after watching a Boston Bruins hockey game that took place on Thursday night. Tilton claimed that he had only three drinks during the game, and that the car accident occurred when his friend told him to turn into the tunnel to get home. However, the entrance to the Silver Line tunnel is clearly marked with signs warning motorists to keep out.
In addition, Tilton failed a field sobriety test, and later registered a .15 Blood-Alcohol Content on a breathalyzer test, which is nearly double the legal limit in Massachusetts. Tilton was arraigned on drunk driving charges in Boston Municipal Court on Friday, October 25, and was later released on personal recognizance.
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