Framingham: State trooper suspended following fatal accident

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Following a duty status hearing this morning at the Massachusetts State Police General Headquarters in Framingham, trooper John Basler has been suspended without pay indefinitely.

The department’s Internal Affairs Section will now open an investigation into Basler’s conduct to determine if he violated departmental rules and policies.

The hearing was held after the Plymouth Police Department notified the State Police late last week that they plan to charge Basler with operating under the influence and related charges in connection with a motor vehicle crash in that town. Both occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash were killed in that accident. Crash reconstruction by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section is ongoing.

When it is completed, the findings will be presented to the Plymouth Police Department and the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office, which will determine if additional criminal charges are warranted.

Basler, who was injured in the crash, did not attend this morning’s hearing, but he was represented by a lawyer.

 

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.