An employee of the Waltham city government was recently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, according to city officials.
Mark Casella, 50, of 46 Lyman St., was arrested on Dec. 9 and charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense), according to police.
Mayor Jeanette McCarthy confirmed on Dec. 20 that Casella is a city employee and that she was looking into the personnel issues surrounding the incident. She did not specify for which department Casella works.
The incident began at around 6:03 p.m. when Waltham Police responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle blocking the road in front of 11 Pleasant St., according to Waltham Police Sgt. Tim King. Officers responded and found Casella unconscious behind the wheel of a pickup truck. The rear end of the truck was positioned on the grassy part of the east side of the sidewalk, King said.
Officers woke Casella and performed a field sobriety test, which he failed, and arrested him on the DUI charge, King said.
Waltham Patch could not immediately reach Casella for comment.