A banker from Pembroke allegedly brandished a loaded gun while driving drunk in Boston last week, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office and court records.
Guy Miller III, 44, was arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on charges including operating under the influence as a second offense and carrying a firearm while intoxicated, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said in a statement. He pleaded not guilty and posted $500 bail.
According to the statement, Miller allegedly pointed a gun at motorists while driving in the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel Thursday.
His lawyer, Jeffrey K. Clifford, disputed that account.
“What we have is an allegation that he was observed holding a recently purchased firearm and looking at it, not pointing it at anyone specifically,” Clifford said. “And there is absolutely no evidence that there was any road rage incident or any other incident that would have resulted in that type of activity.”
But according to Conley’s office, someone who called 911 said Miller “was turning the gun side to side as if admiring it, pointing it at the floorboard, and using his right hand to point it toward his passenger side window at other drivers.”
State troopers confronted Miller at the Albany Street exit on Interstate 93, and he later said with slurred speech, “There are people doing bad things out there, and I’m not one of them,” Conley’s office said.
A trooper recovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun from Miller’s coat pocket, and he “appeared baffled by its appearance in the trooper’s hand,” Conley’s office said.
Troopers recovered empty beer cans and ammunition from Miller’s vehicle, the statement said. Miller does have a license to carry a firearm.
Clifford said the presence of empty beer cans “does not amount to operating under the influence,” and that Miller denies being intoxicated at the time.
Miller refused to take a Breathalyzer test, the district attorney’s office said.Travis Andersen can be reached at email@example.com.