Brockton: State trooper enters not guilty pleas in fatal drunk driving crash

The Massachusetts state trooper, who was allegedly involved in a drunk driving crash that killed two Plymouth women last year, appeared in Brockton Superior Court this morning for his arraignment in front of Judge Cornelius Moriarty.

John Basler of Kingston pleaded not guilty to all eight charges that he is facing, including two counts of vehicular homicide.

The crash in September, 2013 killed two Carver women, Juliette and Susan Macchi, who were driving home from a Red Sox game.

Basler was indicted by a Plymouth County grand jury last month.

He is being represented by attorney Michael Erlick.

Basler is due back in court for another pre-trial conference on July 28th.


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