Police arrested a Dorchester man Saturday night after he allegedly stole a car and drove through Mattapan on a hit-and-run spree that included striking a Boston ambulance, according to Boston Police.
At 5:44 p.m., officers responded to a report of an accident in the area of Lucerne Street and Winston Road, where they spoke to a man who said a friend had grabbed his keys and stolen his car.
The man told police that he and Terah Mcintyre, 31, had been drinking together, according to Boston Police spokeswoman Nicole Grant, before he took the keys. As Mcintyre drove off with his car, the man said, he hit a parked car.
Officers found the stolen vehicle unoccupied near Mcintyre’s home in the area of Tucker Street and Woodrow Avenue, police said in a statement. They found Mcintyre inside the home and took him into custody.
Mcintyre appeared to be intoxicated “due to his glassy eyes, an inability to remain steady on his feet and an odor of alcohol,” police said. Police found the stolen car keys in the suspect’s coat pocket.
Mcintyre allegedly struck two other vehicles before he was arrested—an ambulance near 42 Howard St. and a Chevrolet TrailBlazer parked on Winston Road.
The EMTs told police a driver had struck their back bumper and refused to stop.
No injuries were reported.
Mcintyre was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, use of a motor vehicle without authority, and leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, Grant said.