Boston Police Commissioner's Son Charged With DUI

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Boston's police commissioner says his son was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence in New Hampshire and will seek professional help.

Commissioner Ed Davis wrote on the department's website on Monday that his son Phillip informed him he was arrested Friday in Plymouth, N.H., for allegedly operating under the influence.

New Hampshire State Police said five passengers in the vehicle ranging in age from 17 to 20 were charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol. They and the 22-year-old Davis are scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 28.

Ed Davis wrote that like many families struggling with substance abuse, his family is reaching out to experts to get his son help.

There is already an internal investigation under way into an incident two weeks ago, when a Boston police officer stopped Phillip Davis from driving home when he appeared to have been drinking. The officer then gave Davis and his girlfriend a ride home.

The commissioner said the "sudden and public challenge" is the most difficult issue confronting his family.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This article was originally published on February 19, 2013.

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