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Mass. governor: ‘I got drunk’ after Boston bombing manhunt

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-06 17:29:07-04

BOSTON, Massachusetts (PIX11) — In a revealing interview, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick admitted after capturing bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in April, he went to a restaurant alone and got “quite drunk.”

The Democratic Governor made the candid admission while presenting his remarks during a visiting the Cambridge marketing firm Hubspot on Wednesday.

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He said he was relieved that he could call off the “shelter in place” order that kept residents of Boston and several suburbs locked in their homes during the hunt for the suspected bomber.   went swimming in Berkshire County, where he and his wife have a vacation house, and then took a book to read while dining at the restaurant “Rouge.”

The co-owner of the restaurant, Maggie Merelle stated the governor had “a glass of chardonnay or two” but never looked fully drunk.

“He wasn’t tipsy. I never would have known,” Merelle told the AP.

She added that the Massachusetts leader didn’t have any money upfront for drinks, but came back the next day to pay his tab.