WAKEFIELD — Police say a Massachusetts man pulled up to the road leading to Taylor Swift’s Watch Hill estate but wasn’t charged with trespassing because security officers believed he was looking for McDonald’s and not the superstar’s Bluff Road home.
Glenn E. Christianson, 43, of Brimfield, was more than four times the .08 legal limit for driving while intoxicated when he was arrested by Westerly police on Sept. 13. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, with a blood-alcohol content greater than .15
Christianson pleaded not guilty to the charge before Associate Judge Frank J. Cenerini in 4th Division District Court on Friday. He was released on $1,000 with surety and scheduled for pretrial on Oct. 11.
Police said Christianson traveled up Larkin Road in Watch Hill, missed the bend in the road, hit a no parking sign posted at the end of the driveway, and was finally stopped before entering the property belonging to the 24-year-old Swift.
A security guard quickly took his keys, then called police who were on patrol in the area.
A female passenger was given a ride back to a local motel, while Christianson was given standard sobriety tests, which police said he failed. Police said Christianson told them he was driving from Misquamicut to McDonald’s when he ended up in Watch Hill.
Christianson agreed to a chemical test to determine intoxication, in which two tests were performed. In phase one, the blood-alcohol concentration was .339, and in the second, .338.
Christianson was transported to Westerly Hospital because of the high level of intoxication. He was evaluated and later returned to the Westerly police station.
— A.J. ALGIER,
Sun Staff Writer