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Mass. State Trooper Acquitted of Drunken Driving

sharp gavelFALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper has been acquitted of drunken driving charges.

A judge in a jury-waived on Monday found Trooper Robert Gilmore not guilty of operating under the influence of alcohol and not responsible for a marked-lanes violation.

The 39-year-old Gilmore was pulled over and charged in March following reports of a speeding and erratic driver in Bourne who narrowly missed other vehicles.

The Cape Cod Times reports that Gilmore’s defense attorney pointed out that his client passed two field sobriety tests. The 14-year veteran refused a Breathalyzer test.

Gilmore was on medical leave at the time he was pulled over.

A department spokesman says Gilmore remains in an administrative role that does not include interaction with the public or the use of a cruiser.

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  • TheScottishWeasel

    If we refuse a breathalyzer, it’s automatic loss of license, and instant guilty finding. If you were not drinking, there is no reason to refuse one. I guess none of us need to wonder how he got off in a jury waived trial when the judge got to make the decision.

    • 06012011

      The unbalanced scales of justice, Now he will just get overtime in the office. Should have loss of license mandatory as anyone else would,

  • ToddM

    Where are all of you when all the others who are tested for DUI and aren’t found guilty by a court? I guess that troopers aren’t allowed the same due process in your minds.

    • TheScottishWeasel

      Todd, we aren’t talking about civilians here. Cops are held to higher standards, and this one wasn’t. Everyone here feels he got special treatment because he’s a cop. This is about a cop being found innocent, not about an average guy.

  • weasel

    Yep above the law. The fix is in. What a model we have in State Police Uniforms. The Gestapo of Society.

  • rick1959

    Typicalof the Judges, there all corrupt COPS, JUDGE’S POLITICIANS, all goverment workers are corrupt, not one worth the air we breath, one set of rules for them another for us LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN!!!!

  • TheScottishWeasel

    Chad Foisy makes more sense than any other post here. With no evidence against him, I can see why he was found innocent.