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MA Top Cop Hit By 5-Time Offending Drunk Driver

MA Top Cop Hit By 5-Time Offending Drunk Driver

The Boston Herald via YellowBrix

October 12, 2010

BOSTON – A repeat drunken driver is accused of going straight to the top this time – she allegedly slammed into State Police Col. Marian McGovern’s unmarked cruiser.

McGovern, who has made a crackdown against drunken driving one of her signature initiatives, was stopped yesterday morning at a red light in Shrewsbury when the Ford sedan rear-ended her black, unmarked Ford Explorer.

State Police spokesman David Procopio said McGovern saw the car coming in her rear view mirror but “did not have the time or the space to make an evasive maneuver.”

McGovern called another officer to make the arrest – a fifth-offense drunken driving charge for Donna Sclamo, 51, of Worcester.

“The Colonel is glad that if Ms. Sclamo was going to hit anyone, that she hit Cruiser 1, so that no private citizens were hurt and so the Massachusetts State Police could get a drunk driver off the road before she killed herself or someone else,” stated a state police statement. No one was seriously injured in yesterday’s crash.

Sclamo was also charged with driving after suspension. She was released on $1,000 cash bail.

In July, McGovern boosted patrols and checkpoints after five troopers were hit by drunken drivers. Sgt. Douglas Weddleton, was killed.


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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Five times gets you a grand for a bond? Not a good teaching moment for this skid mark on the underwear of life.

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    grant319

    almost 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    Maybe running over the Police will be a sobering experience. Hopefully while in jail somewhere.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Maybe now that she hit a cop, she'll get some real jail time. Considerinng it's her 5th offense, she deserves it !!!

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    Alexander_Ott

    almost 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    >>ilegworldchamp
    >>Massachusetts is the most "LIBERAL STATE" in the Country

    No kidding, some of the judges there are outright communistic.

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    ilegworldchamp

    almost 4 years ago

    8966 Comments

    Massachusetts is the most "LIBERAL STATE" in the Country ( NEW YORK and CALIFORNIA ) are close but nothing like MASS. The joke use to be "IF YOU WANT TO KILL SOMEONE DELIBERATELY , RUN THEM DOWN IN MASS , YOU ONLY GET A YEAR FOR AN O.U.I. VEHICULAR HOMICIDE".

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    Jonas

    almost 4 years ago

    42236 Comments

    Let me move to MA and start drinking and driving. Maybe I can get away with it more than five times. Why isn't she behind bars with a revoked DL??? Stupid judge!!!!!

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    2160 Comments

    There needs to be larger fines and stiffer penalties for drunk drivers.... some people NEVER learn... Come on... $1,ooo cash bail? Maybe the judge needs to attend a victims impact panel and actually SEE how drunk drivers affect families!

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    One way to keep her off the road is put her away for a long time.

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    Ramo4114

    almost 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Only $ 1,000 cash bail? What a joke.

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    lkdavis71

    almost 4 years ago

    1066 Comments

    Will she do hard jail time after DUI number 5? In Massachusetts, I won't hold my breath.

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    FutureLawMan83

    almost 4 years ago

    560 Comments

    5th DUI? What a joke. She needs to do some hard jail time.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Is the court system in that state so weak and meek she is actually still drivingt ?Amazing.The state legislature must not take drunk driving seriously there.I arrested a man from Canada one night,for d.u,.i. He told me that second offense in Canada is a life time license suspensiom.five years in the slam and a $10,000 fine.Sounds good to me.

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    BForJuvCor

    almost 4 years ago

    846 Comments

    How many times can you be arrested for DUI before you go to jail? In PA 3rd time sends you to the big house for a couple months to a year. Glad no one was hurt here. What the he** is up with a $1000 bond for almost killing someone. She should be charged with attempted vehicular manslaughter for every vehicle that was in or around the intersection at the time along with the Colonel. Hope the DA puts her where she belongs.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    think it may be time to put this guy away for a good while? just maybe?

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    amsgator

    almost 4 years ago

    126 Comments

    I think it's about time for some jail time...and then an ignition interlock device

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