Boston Highway Reopens After OUI Crash

A section of McClennan Highway in East Boston was closed Sunday.

Police confirm a major East Boston road has reopened after an OUI crash brought down power lines in the roadway, closing it for hours on Sunday.

The call came in around 3:55 a.m. for the crash on 1A at McClennan Highway and Boardman Street when the driver of a pickup truck struck a pole, taking down power lines and a transformer and knocking out power to nearby residents. Police said a second vehicle crashed into the debris caused by the inital accident.

The driver of the pickup truck, later identified as 41-year-old Santiago Gonzalez of Revere, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, in addition to operating without a license. Both motorists declined medical attention on scene. 

The road was closed from Bell Circle to Boardman Street. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced the reopening after 4:30 p.m.

McClennan Highway is a major route to Boston's Logan Airport. 

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