FRAMINGHAM —A Framingham man was drunk when he caused a three-car crash on Cochituate Road on Friday, police said.
The man admitted to having several drinks at the Melting Pot restaurant on Rte. 9 before the 9:30 p.m. crash, police spokesman
Lt. Ron Brandolini said.
Police went to Cochituate Road near the post office and found three cars stopped in the high-speed lane, Brandolini said. “The first two cars had stopped at the light, and the third car drove into them, causing the chain-reaction crash,” the lieutenant said.
All three cars sustained minor damage, he said. Police said the man smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes. He failed sobriety tests, Brandolini said.
Police arrested the man and charged him with driving under the influence of liquor (second offense). He was also cited for following too closely.
He pleaded not guilty at his Framingham District Court arraignment yesterday and Judge Douglas Stoddart released him without bail. He is due back in court on March 15 for a pretrial conference.