Police: Man Was Driving Drunk When He Hit 7 Other Cars

One car was hit so hard it landed on top of another, Quincy police said

A Massachusetts man is facing a slew of charges after police say he hit seven other cars while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Matthew Broadbent, 21, of Quincy was arraigned at Quincy District Court Monday morning on several charges, including operating under the influence, driving recklessly and malicious destruction of property.

Matthew Broadbent
Quincy Police
Matthew Broadbent

Quincy police say they were called to the scene on Davis Street just after 12:30 a.m. Monday to a report of a hit-and-run crash involving a gray Cadillac.

When they arrived, officers saw many residents standing outside and eight damaged vehicles in total, with cars blocking the street, police say.

One of the neighbors pointed out Broadbent, according to police, and other witnesses told police Broadbent's car struck other vehicles, backed up and hit more vehicles.

One car was hit with such force that it landed on top of another, police said.

Quincy OUI Matthew Broadbent 2
Quincy Police Department

Witnesses told police that after Broadbent hit several cars, he started revving his engine to back up, but his vehicle was stuck; residents took the opportunity to smash his car's passenger window, put his car in park and take out the keys from the car's ignition, according to police.

Broadbent allegedly failed field sobriety tests, and five of the vehicles he hit were so damaged they had to be towed away.

No injuries were reported.

It's not clear if Broadbent has a lawyer, or how his arraignment went Monday morning.

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