Massachusetts: Embattled state highway official resigns

BOSTON (AP) – The former head of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division has resigned from state government after a report detailing her dismal driving record.
Sheila Burgess submitted her resignation, effective Dec. 31, in a letter Wednesday to state Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan.
Heffernan had ordered Burgess reassigned to a different role in the agency after The Boston Globe reported that her driving record included seven accidents, four speeding violations and one failure to wear a seat belt. Burgess had been on medical leave since being injured in an August crash while driving a state vehicle.
Burgess worked in Democratic Party politics and as an aide to U.S. Rep. James McGovern before being hired as highway safety director in 2007.
Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday that, given her driving record, hiring Burgess was a mistake.
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press

Reach Thousands of Potential Customers on The South Shore and Beyond! Call WATD Today for More Info on Radio and Internet Advertising: (781) 837-1166

watd signal 2017 small


About WATD Web Editor

WATD online and on air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, State House and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters and producers, and on air radio hosts and personnel.