The man arrested in a Silver Line tunnel in South Boston early Friday morning after allegedly driving into it drunk gave police his brother's name and personal information - which they then used to bring charges in court and alert the media about the arrest.
Now, police say, James Tilton, 57, is in even more trouble than he was following the 1 a.m. crash at the bottom of the Silver Line ramp off D Street. In a statement, Lt. Det. Richard Sullivan of the Transit Police special crimes unit says:
During the booking process the male subject furnished the name of William Tilton and other personal identifiers of William Tilton. Unfortunately this information was furnished to the media.
Earlier this evening we positively verified the male subject arrested was NOT William Tilton but rather his estranged brother James M Tilton, 57. James Tilton will face additional charges for providing a false name and we will take the steps necessary to correct the misleading criminal action of James Tilton.