Police commissioner's son to seek treatment after OUI arrest
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said today his son Phillip, 22, was arrested on an OUI charge in Plymouth, NH on Friday.
His arrest comes less than two weeks after he was driven home by a Boston cop after apparently coming out of the Garden possibly too drunk to drive his pickup home. Police brass are currently investigating that incident to see whether he got special treatment after telling an officer he was the commissioner's son.
The commissioner's statement:
Regrettably, my son Phillip informed me today that he was arrested Friday night (02-16-13) in Plymouth, New Hampshire for Operating Under the Influence. Like many families that struggle with substance abuse, we are reaching out to experts to get Phillip the help he needs.
Jane and I love our son very much and are relieved that he has decided to seek treatment. This sudden and public challenge is the most difficult issue we have dealt with as a family, but we pray that Phillip will persevere and overcome this setback. We are thankful that no one has been hurt in this situation.