Posted on June 23, 2013Posted in: Local News
Police say a fuel truck that struck and killed an Easton motorcyclist did not have an ignition breathalyzer required by state law when a driver has a history of drunk driving.
The Ledger reports that the motorcyclist, 57-year-old Robert F. Gallagher, died at the scene on Saturday.
The crash happened near 415 West St.
Matthew A. Beaucaire of East Bridgewater was charged with driving without an interlock device, driving without a license and failure to yield.
An ignition interlock device is required when the driver has lost a license for drunken driving.
The interlock device stops the vehicle from starting if the driver is intoxicated.
Police would not comment on the 27-year-old Beaucaire’s driving record.