BPD Officers Arrest Driver Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident in Boston: At about 4:07pm, on Monday, January 27, 2020, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a motor vehicle accident in the area of North Grove & Cambridge Streets in downtown Boston. On arrival, officers were unable to see or locate the alleged vehicles involved in the accident. While on scene, officers learned that the two vehicles involved in the accident were observed fleeing the scene over the Longfellow Bridge towards Cambridge. Officers also learned that a Mass State Police Trooper had both vehicles stopped in the area of 239 Mass Ave in Cambridge. After proceeding to that location and consulting with MSP Trooper, BPD officers were able to take custody of one of the operators who refused to provide his license upon request and also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. When officers attempted to talk to the suspect, he looked at the officers and began laughing. Upon speaking to the other operator, herein referred to as the victim, officers learned that the suspect struck her car and took off refusing to stop and exchange papers. When the suspect refused to stop, the victim states that she followed him into Cambridge. Officer noted minor damage to both vehicles involved in the incident.
Officers arrested Imran Chitalwalla, 32, of Boston and charged him with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Refusing to Supply His License to an Officer Upon Request and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage.
The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.