According to an Acton Police report, 68 year-old Robert A. Johnson, a former Acton Board of Selectmen from 2004 - 2005, was arrested on Dec. 7 at 4:10 p.m. and charged with OUI-Liquor (second offense) and Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic.
When Acton Police officer Stephen McCarthy approached Johnson's vehicle, he found Johnson sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. When McCarthy spoke to Johnson from the open window of the drivers side, he reported a strong odor of alcohol. When McCarthy asked if Johnson had been drinking, he replied, "No, I am going to the store to get some though."
The vehicles involved in the accident were parked in the parking plaza outside Colonial Spirits.
McCarthy conducted various tests with Johnson and determined he was under the influence of alcohol and placed Johnson under arrest.
Back at the Acton Public Safety Facility, Johnson took the Breathalyzer test and blew a .26.
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NOTE: The article was edited this morning in respect to the points Debra Simes raised.