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Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Police Chief

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Police Chief

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Associated Press

December 30, 2010

WORCESTER – A Worcester woman charged with driving drunk when she rear-ended an SUV driven by the commander of the Massachusetts State Police has pleaded not guilty.

Donna Sclamo pleaded not guilty at her Superior Court arraignment on Wednesday to charges including operating under the influence, fifth offense, and driving with a suspended license. She was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

Police allege the 51-year-old Sclamo was drunk on October 11 when her car struck the unmarked SUV driven by Col. Marian J. McGovern in Shrewsbury. Neither woman was hurt.

If Sclamo makes bail, she is required to remain under home confinement with electronic monitoring and to remain alcohol-free.

Sclamo has publicly apologized.

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