HYANNIS – Former Truro Police Chief John Lundborn, who resigned in 2011 after crashing a police cruiser while driving drunk, was arrested in Hyannis this afternoon for allegedly driving under the influence with his young child in the car, according to the Barnstable Police Department.
Police responded to the McDonald’s restaurant on North Street at 2:10 p.m. and found Lundborn, 46, of Hyannis, sitting in an SUV with his child and an open container of alcohol, police said in a statement.
After conducting a field investigation, police arrested the former chief on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, child endangerment while operating under the influence, and operating a motor vehicle with an open container, the statement says.
He was taken to the Barnstable police station and the child was picked up by a family friend, police said.
Lundborn, a 22-year veteran of the smallest police force on Cape Cod, has a history of alcohol abuse.
He was hired as Truro police chief in June 2011. In October of that year, he crashed a new police cruiser into a tree on Pilgrim Heights Road in North Truro. He resigned that November. The following month, he admitted sufficient facts to driving drunk and was placed on probation for one year.
In March 2013, Lundborn was arraigned in Orleans District Court on three charges from separate incidents that occurred the year before.
He faced two child endangerment charges dating back to Feb. 27 and July 7, 2012. In both cases, Lundborn’s wife had called the police alleging that her husband was intoxicated while alone with their infant son. Both charges were later dismissed.
The third, a charge of larceny under $250, stemmed from a December 2012 incident in which police alleged that Lundborn left the Double Dragon Inn in Orleans without paying his bill for $27.50.
Lundborn’s house on Glacier Drive in Truro sold in 2013, according to town records.