- Thursday, July 07, 2011
A repeat drunk driver, who rear-ended State Police Colonel Marian McGovern, pleaded guilty to drunken driving for the fifth time today and was sentenced to two years behind bars. Her punishment also included 10 years probation and permanent revocation of her driver’s license.
McGovern issued a statement saying, “I am satisfied that the judicial system took its course in this case,’’ she said in the statement. “What concerns me greatly, however, is not the crash in which I was a victim, but the steady stream of crashes, many of them caused by impaired, distracted, and careless drivers, that continue to plague our highways.’’
Two troopers were injured last month after being struck by drivers. They are among the 45 troopers injured in crashes since January 1, 2010, with about half of those incidents involving drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
As evident by this woman’s case, the consequences of a DUI conviction can be significant and long lasting. If you have been arrested for DUI in Massachusetts, you need a skilled Massachusetts DUI lawyer with experience fighting these cases.