COHASSET (CBS) – A Quincy man was arrested for drunk driving after police say he pulled into the Cohasset Police parking lot and began to urinate next to his car while an officer was watching him.
On Easter Sunday, Cohasset Police received a cell phone call from a driver reporting that she and her husband were being followed by a male driver on South Main Street. The caller reported that the man was driving erratically, and when she pulled over so he could pass, he just pulled over behind her.
The dispatcher told her to drive to the police headquarters which was nearby. The man, identified by police as 31-year-old Christopher Callinan of Quincy, followed her into the police parking lot where an officer was waiting. Officers say Callinan showed signs of “extreme intoxication” and urinated when he left the car.
Callinan was charged with OUI Liquor 2nd offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to drive in marked lanes, and possession of class “E” pills.
Acting Cohasset Chief of Police William Quigley said that he could not remember an OUI arrest in the police parking lot. “When alleged drunk drivers come right to us, we are glad to accommodate them with a place to stay for the night,” said Quigley.
After spending the night, Callinan was released on $250 cash bail.