On Sunday, February 17, Philip Davis, the 22-year-old son of Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, was arrested in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence.
New Hampshire State Police say they stopped Davis's vehicle - which was carrying five passengers - at 3 a.m. on High Street. Davis was arrested for driving while intoxicated and the people with him, who were under the legal drinking age, were charged with being minors in the possession of alcohol.
According to The Boston Globe, this incident comes just weeks after Davis was stopped by a Boston patrolman while exiting an event at the TD Garden in Boston from which it appeared he was going to drive home seemingly intoxicated. The officer at the scene opted not to arrest the young man and gave he and his girlfriend a ride home instead.
Following the February 17 arrest, Commissioner Davis released a statement addressing the situation.
"Like many families that struggle with substance abuse, we are reaching out to experts to get Philip the help he needs," the commissioner said. "Jane and I love our son very much and are relieved that he has decided to seek treatment. This sudden and public challenge is the most difficult issue we have dealt with as a family, but we pray that Philip will persevere and overcome this setback. We are thankful that no one has been hurt in this situation."
If you have been charged with drunk driving in the state of New Hampshire, it's a good idea to consult an experienced New Hampshire DUI or DWI attorney who can argue your case in court and help you move on from this unfortunate mistake.