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Police: Man Drove Drunk, Crashed in Callahan Tunnel in Boston

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    Liam Stapleton is the latest driver facing charges after a crash in a work zone; police say he was drunk when he hit an arrow board and wall panels in Boston's Callahan Tunnel. (Published Monday, July 25, 2016)

    A man is accused of driving drunk and crashing into equipment inside Boston's Callahan Tunnel early Monday morning.

    Liam Stapleton of Revere is the latest driver facing charges after a crash in a work zone.

    Around 2:30 a.m., investigators say Stapleton struck an arrow board and wall panels inside the tunnel. The board was part of a road repair setup.

    Troopers working the detail stopped the 38-year-old and placed him under arrest.

    In recent weeks, there has been a string of crashes in local work zones. Highway worker Tom O'Day was killed in June on I-93 in Medford when he was hit by an accused drunk driver. Earlier this month, a Revere Police officer was injured on Route 1 by another driver accused of being under the influence.

    In Monday's case, investigators say Stapleton admitted he'd been drinking.

    Stapleton's license will now be suspended. He's had similar problems in the past, according to prosecutors.


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