LOWELL -- An off-duty Tewksbury firefighter is facing charges of drunken driving and failure to stop for police.
Marc Bourdon, 31, of 1126 Chandler St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Sunday morning. He pleaded not guilty in Lowell District Court on Monday. He was released on personal recognizance.
According to court documents, Tewksbury police were monitoring traffic at 12:59 a.m. when they spotted a dark-colored truck speed by. As the officer turned on his lights and siren, the truck did not pull over, and instead pulled into a parking lot and and drove onto Butman Road before finally stopping, according to documents.
When the officer approached the truck, Bourdon, the driver, allegedly told the officer, "I'm okay to drive."
There was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Bourdon, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred, according to court documents. Bourdon was allegedly unsteady on his feet as he exited his truck, documents state.
Police allege that Bourdon refused to perform field-sobriety tests and a portable breath test.
Bourdon's next court date is March 4 for a pretrial conference.
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