Son of Boston police commissioner arrested
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Son of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was arrested for drinking while driving on Friday.
Phillip Davis was arrested in Plymouth and now Ed Davis has acknowledged his son has a drinking problem.My heart goes out to the Davis family, it really does. Sounds like the younger Davis made a mistake and will no doubt pay for it. His father's name is in the news, and not for anything he did, and it is a black mark against the man, some might say unfairly. While it certainly is unfair to judge the younger by his father, there's a certain element of upbringing that contributes to the younger's failing.
And there's also this:
There are reports that he was driven home instead of arrested when a police officer realized he was too drunk to drive.
Because, you know, any of us would have just gotten a ride home rather than a trip to jail...
Now, maybe they'll hang Davis the younger out to dry (I'm sorry, I'm going to hell for that pun), but I suspect this will very quietly be pleaded out down the road. Continued without a finding, pending successful completion of a OUI Awareness program, blah blah blah. If Phillip Davis never drives under the influence again I'd say it's a good thing overall.
But it's infuriating to see special privilege extended to certain animals while the rest of us would be cooling our heels in a jail cell.
That is all.