(MyFoxBoston.com) – The son of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was reportedly arrested for operating under the influence in Plymouth, N.H. on Friday night.
Commissioner Davis issued a public apology on the Boston Police Department's website. He asked for patience and understanding as he and his family deal with their son Phillip's substance abuse problems.
Phillip Davis, 22, was stopped around 3:04 a.m. on High Street in Plymouth, N.H. Feb. 17. He is facing a DWI charge.
Ed Davis said says his son will seek treatment for alcohol abuse.
Phillip Davis had five passengers: 20-year-old Cathryn McCarthy, 18-year-old Annie McCarthy, 18-year-old Meghan McCarthy, 17-year-old Jordan McCarthy, and 20-year-old Sheehan McCarthy. Cathryn, Annie, and Meghan are from Hudson, N.H. while Jordan and Sheehan are from Lowell, Mass.
All five passengers are charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol.
No one was hurt during the reported incident, but no other details have been released. They are scheduled to appear in Plymouth District Court on Feb. 28.
On Feb. 5, Phillip Davis was pulled over by police inside a parking garage near the TD Garden. A witness told police that Phillip Davis appeared to be intoxicated.
Phillip Davis was not arrested and was reportedly offered a ride by the officer who pulled him over. It is not clear whether or not Phillip Davis accepted the offer.
Following the incident, Commissioner Davis called for an investigation.
Ed Davis issued the following statement on the Boston Police Department's website Monday:
"Like many families that struggle with substance abuse, we are reaching out to experts to get Phillip the help he needs. Jane and I love our son very much and are relieved that he has decided to seek treatment. This sudden and public challenge is the most difficult issue we have dealt with as a family."
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