A Brockton police officer faces drunken driving charges after his vehicle struck three parked cars on Rockland Street in Brockton Wednesday night.
By Maureen Boyle
ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
Posted Jul 31, 2008 @ 09:26 AM
Last update Jul 31, 2008 @ 09:42 AM
A Brockton police officer faces drunken driving charges after his vehicle struck three parked cars on Rockland Street Wednesday night, the police chief said.
Officer Paul Khoury, 44, of Brockton, who was off-duty at the time of the crash, was taken to Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center for treatment and then charged with operating under the influence following an investigation by authorities, Police Chief William Conlon said.
"We had probable cause to make an arrest," the chief said.
Conlon declined to say what the probable cause was or if a Breathlyzer test was administered.
Conlon said Khoury was treated at the hospital, then released. He was bailed from the hospital, he said.
Conlon said the department will also be reviewing the matter to see if additional action is needed.
Khoury, who works days, was driving his personal vehicle when the incident occurred around 11:45 p.m.
One woman said her son had just parked his Jeep on the street and was walking into a friend's yard when the crash occurred.
"A minute earlier, he would have been in his car," said Paula Gebrayel. "The impact took the wheels off of these cars."