Police Find Lancaster Town Manager Drunk, Passed Out On Car

By Kathy Curran, WBZ-TV

WESTBOROUGH (CBS) – Pictures show Lancaster Town Administrator Orlando Pacheco passed out on the hood of his car back in August after he had too much to drink.

To make matters worse, police say Pacheco drove drunk from a strip club in Worcester all the way to a Mobil station on Route 9 in Westborough until he couldn’t drive anymore.

“When I arrived on scene he was unconscious on the hood of his car, his pants were around his ankles,” says Westborough Police officer Steve Reale.

He had also vomited on himself.

According to a police report, once police were able to wake Pacheco up and get him off the hood of his car he said, “I’m the town manager in Lancaster.”

After he failed three sobriety tests he said, “I’m having a really bad night.”

WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran reports

“I’m actually surprised and shocked he made it to where he was without an accident,” said officer Reale.

pacheco Police Find Lancaster Town Manager Drunk, Passed Out On Car

Orlando Pacheco shortly after police arrived to the scene.

The 33-year-old town administrator refused a breathalyzer and was arrested.

Under Melanie’s Law he should have lost his license for 180 days, but he’s been granted a hardship license which allows him to drive.

At Lancaster Town Hall no one is talking.

Pacheco’s still working as the leader of the community, but long-time residents think that should change.

Pacheco is allowed to drive from eight in the morning until eight at night.

WBZ reached out to Pacheco, the Chairman of the Board of Selectman and the town’s attorney for comment.

No one returned our calls.


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