Every drunk driving trial, especially ones involving a serious alcohol-related crash that resulted in a serious person injury, should be taken seriously. Many of these cases will even make the news as a part of a brief public safety story. However, when a state trooper is arrested for drunk driving following a serious crash, the case can take on a different shape and can become much more newsworthy to the general public. However, it should be noted that every drunk driving crash is of the highest importance to the victims and their families.
A recent news article from the Eagle-Tribune involves a drunk driving accident in which the accused is a Massachusetts State Trooper. This trooper was off-duty at the time of the alleged drunk driving accident, which occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, and it occurred in 2014. Since this case is being tried as a felony in the Superior Court following an indictment, it is normal for some time to pass before trial, especially in a case such as this, where the trial judge just recused himself to prevent anyone from believing he is deciding on issues in a biased manner. Continue reading