LYNN, Mass. — A Lynn police lieutenant is facing a drunken driving charge following a weekend accident.
Lt. James Shinnick was released on personal recognizance following his arraignment Thursday in Peabody District Court.
He’s scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing Dec. 14.
State police say the accident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 1 in Peabody.
Investigators determined the 54-year-old Shinnick lost control of his car as he tried to make a lane change and veered across the highway, clipping the front end of another vehicle. He went off the road and came to a rest at a construction site.
Lynn Chief Michael Mageary says Shinnick’s duty status will be determined once his arrest is investigated.