BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Framingham man was arrested after a Mass. State Police trooper found him stopped and unconscious in the high speed lane on Route 93 in Boston Sunday morning.
Eric Funes, 29, is facing his second OUI offense, as well as several other charges, for the incident which occurred on the northbound side of Route 93, south of Exit 13 at about 4:53 a.m.
The trooper reportedly stopped behind Funes' vehicle, approached him, and attempted to rouse Funes from behind the wheel. When Funes woke up, state police said he started to travel down Route 93 northbound away from the trooper.
The trooper returned to his cruiser and attempted to stop Funes; however, Funes reportedly refused to stop and led the trooper on a low speed pursuit down the highway.
Additional troopers responded and deployed a tire deflation device in the area of Exit 15.
Funes' car traveled over the device and sustained three flat tires. He came to a stop in the left lane prior to the Tip O'Neil Tunnel. The entire pursuit lasted for approximately three miles.
Funes was arrested and transported the barracks in South Boston where he was booked and eventually released on bail. He will be arraigned on April 2 at Dorchester District Court.