HINGHAM (CBS) – A Pembroke man faces his fifth charge of operating under the influence after being pulled over in Hingham Friday night.
Hingham police said John H. Sweezey, 55, was drunk when an officer stopped him on Route 53 after seeing the front license plate was missing on his Chevrolet Silverado truck.
According to the arresting officer, after Sweezey was asked to step out of his truck, he was swaying from side to side and smelled of alcohol.
The officer reported finding an empty bottle of Smirnoff Ice between the driver and passenger seat of Sweezey’s truck and a six-pack container with another empty bottle.
Police said Sweezey denied he had been drinking and allegedly told the officer he hadn’t drank in 20 years.
Sweezey’s most recent prior drunken driving charge was in 1984 in Quincy District Court, police said.
Besides the OUI charge, Sweezey faces additional charges of driving with a suspended license and attaching plates from another vehicle to his truck.
Sweezey will be arraigned Monday at Hingham District Court.
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