On January 5, 2019 at approximately 8PM a Transit Police sergeant was working a detail post at North Station as a result of the Boston Bruins game. While on the back side of TD Garden in close proximity to the MBTA parking lot the sergeant observed a black pick up truck, being operated by Paul Brouillette, 56, of Billerica back out of a parking space and strike the sergeant's personal vehicle and proceeded to drive away. The sergeant shouted commands for Brouillette to stop, however the commands were to no avail. The sergeant was able to catch up to Brouillette's vehicle at the exit ramp to the parking lot and requested Brouillette's paperwork. Brouillette denied striking the sergeant's vehicle and sped off at a high rate of speed.
The TPD sergeant requested assistance from TPD units and gave Brouillette's last location of flight. Responding officers were able to locate Brouillette traveling on 93 North and conducted a stop of his vehicle in the vicinity of exit 32. Officers noted Brouillette exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and ultimately placed him into custody. Officers located a .38 calibre handgun, fully loaded, in the armrest of Brouillette's vehicle. (*Brouillette did possess a License to Carry)
Brouillette was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
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