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Drunk driver yelled racist comments at Quincy KFC, cops say

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 13, 2013 12:41 PM

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A Quincy man was arrested in the drive-through of a Kentucky Fried Chicken after allegedly driving drunk to the establishment and screaming racist comments at the staff when he couldn't get his order filled.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the KFC on Hancock Street at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday on report of a disturbance.

When officers arrived, the man was sitting in his white Ford Taurus parked in the drive-through. As the police walked up to the car, the man became enraged and screamed that all he wanted was some food, police said.

The manager of the restaurant told police that the storm had prevented some shipments of food, and some of the man’s orders could not be filled.

When the manager tried to explain this to the man, he allegedly became verbally abusive, screaming racist comments at the staff. The manager told the man he would have to leave, but he refused.

Police also asked the man to leave but he would not. According to police, officers noticed that he had bloodshot, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol.

The officer asked if the man had been drinking, and the man became angry again, police said. Though the suspect initially would not get out of the car, he eventually complied.

Police said he was unsteady on his feet and he refused to take any sobriety tests.

Paul Robert Phinney, Jr., 27, from Quincy was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and disorderly person.

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