A state police captain who led Saugus cops on a chase Saturday night apparently was not given a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test.
A state police captain who led Saugus cops on a chase Saturday night, veering over the center yellow line "numerous times" before finally stopping, apparently was not given a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test, even though town police reported smelling alcohol, a state police supervisor reported signs of intoxication, and he had an empty beer bottle in his cruiser, police said.
State police Capt. Thomas McCarthy, 47, of Stoneham failed to show up for his arraignment yesterday on a charge of failure to stop for a police officer and failure to stay in marked lanes, and is in a "facility" in Florida, the judge was told. He has been suspended indefinitely without pay from his post as shift commander for Troop C in central Massachusetts.
McCarthy appeared indignant when patrolman James Scott asked him to turn off his engine after smelling alcohol on
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