Cologne Spraying Suspect Can’t Disguise the Foul Odor that Accompanies the Decision to Drink & Drive
At about 8:34pm, on Saturday, September 28, 2012, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to call for a motor vehicle accident in the area of Dudley & Belden Streets. On arrival, officers were met by a witness who was sitting in a parked Boston Water and Sewer dump truck. According to the witness, he was sitting in the truck when the truck was struck from behind by an individual operating a gray motor vehicle. When the witness attempted to obtain the operator’s license, the driver fell asleep. At one point, according to the witness, the operator attempted to drive off but, given the damage to his vehicle, he was unable to. The witness further states that he observed the operator spraying cologne into his mouth, presumably, to mask the odor of alcohol on his breath.
On arrival, while approaching the scene, officers also observed the operator spaying cologne on his person. While questioning the suspect, officers noted that the suspect appeared to be intoxicated given his bloodshot eyes, poor balance, as well as, an odor of alcohol on his breath.
Officers arrested Hoi Ngo, 40, of North Attleboro and charged him with Operating Under the Influence (Alcohol).