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February 19, 2013

Boston police commissioner's son charged with DUI

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says his son was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence in New Hampshire and will seek professional help.

A press release issued Sunday by the New Hampshire State Police, Troop F, said Phillip Davis, age 22, of Hyde Park was arrested in Plymouth, N.H. for driving under the influence. He had five passengers in his vehicle, ages 17 to 20.

“All of these individuals were transported to the Plymouth Police Department for processing and later released. They will be appearing in the Plymouth District Court on Feb. 28, 2013 for arraignment,” according to the release.

Commissioner Ed Davis wrote on the Police Department’s website on Monday that his son Phillip informed him he had been arrested Friday for allegedly operating under the influence.

He says that like many families struggling with substance abuse, his family is reaching out to experts to get the younger Davis help.

The commissioner said the “sudden and public challenge” is the most difficult issue confronting his family.

He said no one was hurt in the alleged incident but provided no other details.

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