Last Friday night, Truro Police Chief John Lundborn was arrested by one of his own officers for Operating Under the Influence of alcohol. The DUI arrest came after Chief Lundborn was involved in a single car accident with his police cruiser at an undisclosed location in the Town of Truro. He was placed on paid administrative leave and the Truro Board of Selectmen are investigating the facts leading up to his DUI arrest. It was not reported whether the Chief was offered or refused a breath test.
The Chief was just appointed to his position a few months ago. His drunk driving arrest has prompted some citizens to call for his removal. He was scheduled to be arraigned in the Orleans District Court on Monday. However, his lawyer claimed that the Chief had medical problems and the arraignment was continued to November 4th. The case was transferred to the Plymouth District Court.
The arrest of a Massachusetts Police Chief shows that no one is immune from being arrested for drunk driving. Indeed, police officers, politicians, lawyers, doctors, and even judges have all been arrested and prosecuted for operating under the influence in Massachusetts.