Sudbury Police Chief Richard Glavin resigned Friday after being arrested the previous night and charged with drunken driving and assault, officials said.
Glavin, who lives in Tyngsborough, was arrested following a two-car accident on Chronopoulos Way in the town, Tyngsborough police said.
Officers responded to a report of the accident at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and found a 2010 Honda Civic and a 2011 Ford Fusion that had both sustained damage, police said. No one was injured, they said.
After taking statements from both drivers, officers found probable cause to arrest Glavin, 50, police said. He was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and assault. Police provided no elaboration on the assault charge.
Glavin was arraigned Friday in Lowell District Court, police said.
Sudbury Town Manager Maureen G. Valente announced Glavin's resignation on the town website Friday, saying it was effective immediately.
Valente said Glavin was off duty at the time of accident but was driving a vehicle belonging to the Town of Sudbury.
“Chief Glavin served the community with distinction for over 20 years and we wish him nothing but the best as he deals with whatever personal issues he must address,” Valente said in the statement.
"Unfortunately, the events of last evening necessitate this action."