Suspected drunk driver in Boston sprays cologne in his mouth after hitting dump truck, police say

Boston Police officers arrested a North Attleboro man in Dorchester Saturday night on drunk driving charges, after the man sprayed cologne into his mouth, presumably to cover up the smell of alcohol.

A man driving a gray vehicle struck a parked Boston Water and Sewer dump truck just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of Dudley and Belden streets, police said. The truck driver went to the vehicle to get the driver’s information, but the driver fell asleep during the conversation, according to police reports.

At one point, the man attempted to drive away, but was unable to leave because of the damage to his car, police said.

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The truck driver told officers that he saw the man spray cologne into his mouth, presumably to mask the smell of alcohol. When Boston Police arrived, officers also saw the man spraying cologne on his body, according to a report

Officers said that in addition to bloodshot eyes and a lack of balance, the man’s breath smelled like alcohol. Officers arrested Hoi Ngo, 40, on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.