An East Boston man is being charged with drunk driving after a crash at the south entrance of the Sumner Tunnel in Boston Monday morning.
Eric Hernandez, 39, was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla when he struck several sand barrels that had been put in place in front an attenuator as a crash guard around 2:30 a.m. The car then rolled over near the split for Government Center/I-93 north and Storrow Drive.
Hernandez was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The Corolla sustained substantial front end damage.
Following an investigation by state police, Hernandez will be charged with operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating after license suspension or revocation. He has been mailed a criminal summons for the offenses.
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Both lanes were closed for approximately 30 minutes. Traffic was being diverted to Storrow Drive while the Government Center exit remained closed. The scene was cleared at 4 a.m.
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