A man who was so drunk he couldn't make himself understood while trying to order tacos at a Brighton Center restaurant and who then got back into his car and drove off was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on his sixth OUI charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jay Coleman, 52, of Cambridge, was ordered held without bail until at least Jan. 22, when a Brighton Municipal Court judge will hold a dangerousness hearing to determine if he should stay behind bars even longer as a menace to the public, the DA's office reports.
Coleman was arrested Thursday night after getting back into his car following a failed attempt to place an order at Los Amigos on Washington Street in Brighton Center - where his speech was so slurred the counter help could not make out what he was saying, according to the DA's office.
The Globe reports police managed to stop him, but he sped away; when they found his abandoned car, they brought in a tracking dog to find him.
Coleman was charged with OUI as a sixth offense, refusing to identify oneself while operating a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating with a suspended license as a subsequent offense, furnishing false identification to police and failure to appear on personal recognizance for an earlier case in Westborough, the DA's office say.