Chelmsford police logs posted on Patch indicate that on Friday, June 13, following a motor vehicle crash near Boston Road, Sean P. Gately, 48, of 6 Summit Street, Woburn, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.
Friday night, FOX25 reported that following the crash, Gately declined a field sobriety test, but later took a chemical test where he blew a blood alcohol level of .257 on the first try and .255 on the second attempt. Those levels are more than three times the legal limit.
Gately, a State Police sergeant according to the news report, allegedly drove his off-duty SUV through a red light and struck another vehicle.
Though the woman involved in the crash did not wish to be identified in the FOX25 report, she said she detected a strong odor of alcohol at the scene, as did the responding Chelmsford officer.
The news station reported that Gately has been suspended without pay as State Police investigate the incident.