Transit Police report arresting a Billerica man they say plowed into a T cop's personal car behind the Garden, then sped up I-93 while drunk.
According to Transit Police, Paul Brouillette, 56, backed his pickup into a Transit Police sergeant's car behind Boston Garden, then started to drive away, around 8 p.m. on Saturday. The sergeant was working a detail for the Bruins game, which had started an hour earlier.
The sergeant shouted commands for Brouillette to stop, however the commands were to no avail. The sergeant was able to catch up to Brouillette's vehicle at the exit ramp to the parking lot and requested Brouillette's paperwork. Brouillette denied striking the sergeant's vehicle and sped off at a high rate of speed.
The TPD sergeant requested assistance from TPD units and gave Brouillette's last location of flight. Responding officers were able to locate Brouillette traveling on 93 North and conducted a stop of his vehicle in the vicinity of exit 32 [Medford/Malden exit]. Officers noted Brouillette exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and ultimately placed him into custody.
Police say Brouillette had a fully loaded .38-caliber handgun in his armrest, but that he had a license to carry.
He was charged with OUI, refusal to submit to a police officer and being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated, police say.