Truro Police Chief faces drunk driving charge
TRURO, Mass. -- Officers said the Truro police chief was arrested on Friday night after he crashed his police cruiser into a wooded area.
John Lundborn, 44, is being charged with an OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He is on paid administrative leave after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash Friday night. No one was injured, but Lundborn’s attorney said he is seeking unspecified medical treatment.
Police said on Friday night, Lundborn turned off Route 6 onto Pilgrim Heights Road, on his way into a park, which is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It appears that Lundborn failed to negotiate a turn on the road and drove his unmarked Dodge police cruiser into the woods.
Truro police responded to the crash and according to the report, officers found the chief’s “pants were pulled down to the mid thigh area.”
Lundborn was arrested on the scene by one of his own sergeants. In the sergeant’s police report he wrote that he had to catch Lundborn to keep him from falling as he exited the cruiser. The report goes on to say that Lundborn was distraught and he admitted to having a lot to drink.
When a sergeant asked Lundborn if he was hurt, he replied, “I am done Craig. My life is over.” The chief said he was having personal problems with his wife.
Lundborn is seeking medical attention and did not show up for his arraignment at Orleans District Court on Monday. The case has been transferred to Plymouth County. Lundborn’s next court date is scheduled for Nov. 4.
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