UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.
William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early this morning, after his car came to a rather sudden stop, thanks to the barriers designed to deploy to stop people like him, the MBTA rerports.
South Boston District Court Judge Michael Bolden released Tilton on his own recognizance with the condition that he remain alcohol-free, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Tilton told police he'd had "two or three beers" but wasn't drunk, the DA's office says, adding he blew a .15 on a breath test.
Tilton said he was coming from the Bruins game and that a friend had told him to take the tunnel, the DA's office says.