A Mattapan man faces drunken driving charges after police spotted him speeding and trying to go to a liquor store after 2 a.m.
At 2:41 a.m. on June 7, an officer was helping another officer on a traffic stop when he spotted a car speeding on Arsenal Street, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The driver also did not show any attempts at being cautious when going past the police cruisers.
The vehicle then made a sharp turn into the parking lot of Arsenal Wine & Spirits. which was closed at the time.
“The officer observed the individual banging on the door of the liquor store,” Lawn said.
When the officer investigated he detected an odor of alcohol on the man’s breath. Field sobriety tests were given and the man was arrested.
Fabian Benjamin Ramirez, 21, of Mattapan, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and willfully obstructing an emergency vehicle.