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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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