DA: South Boston man with nine OUI convictions arrested for OUI again after plowing into car
After plowing into a car in Chinatown Saturday evening, Timothy Davidson sped off on the Expressway, stopped at a South End gas station, then, when police approached, fell out of his rented box truck, cracked his head on the pavement and fell asleep, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Davidson, whose OUI convictions date back to 1980, was then placed under arrest on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol as a fifth or subsequent offense, operating after suspension, and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. He won't have the chance to try for an eleven-peat for at least the next couple of days - Boston Municipal Court Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons agreed with prosecutors to hold him without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.
According to the DA's office, Davidson, 51, hit a Lincoln Navigator around 7 p.m. at Surface Road and Lincoln Street. He disengaged his truck, then got onto 93 South - with the Navigator driver in pursuit - but pulled off and drove into a Mobil station at East Berkeley Street, the DA's office reports:
When a responding Boston Police officer told Davidson to step out of the truck, he shouted that he didn’t have a shoe on and retrieved an orthopedic walking boot from the passenger’s seat. Inside the boot, prosecutors said, the officer discovered a half empty bottle of chocolate whipped crème flavored vodka. Both the officer and the victim noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from the truck’s cabin, prosecutors said.
Davidson fell as he stepped out of the truck, striking his head on the pavement. As he sat on the sidewalk, he repeatedly fell asleep and woke not knowing where he was, prosecutors said.
The DA's office says Davidson remained alert long enough to refuse to take either a breath test or a field sobriety test. It adds his most recent conviction was in 2007, when he got 2 1/2 years in state prison for driving drunk in Dorchester. He's also been convicted in Brockton, Brookline, East Boston, Clinton and Hingham.