Worcester State Rep. David LeBoeuf charged with DUI

A Massachusetts state representative has been charged with operating under the influence after being stopped by state troopers in Quincy, according to state police. Just before 10:25 pm Tuesday, state police received at least two calls from motorists reporting an erratic operator in a black SUV unable to stay within marked lanes on Interstate 93 south in Milton, state police said. One of the callers reported that the SUV hit a guardrail and exited I-93 onto Route 3 south and continued onto the Burgin Parkway in Quincy. “The was a vehicle that has no tire driving on the rim, went from lane to lane and it became a chaotic and dangerous situation, “said one driver who witnessed the incident. The driver, who did not want his name used, said he followed the damaged SUV, put on his emergency flashers to warn other drivers and called 911.The vehicle, a 2014 black Ford Escape, came to a stop on the Burgin Parkway and appeared to be disabled and smoking, prior to the Adams MBTA station, state police said.The driver was identified as David LeBoeuf, 32, of Worcester – a state representative for Worcester. Troopers said LeBoeuf and his vehicle had a strong odor of alcohol, and his speech was slurred. Troopers said despite LeBoeuf claiming he had not had anything to drink that night, he failed a field sobriety test and was unsteady on his feet. Troopers determined that LeBoeuf was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol, state police said. slurred speech, and multiple witnesses of erratic driving, LeBoeuf was placed under arrest, ”troopers wrote in a report.State police said tests revealed blood alcohol levels of 0.329% and 0.317% – four times the state’s legal limit of .08% .During an inventory of the motor vehicle, troopers found nine empty mini-bottles of Dr. McGillicuddy’s in the rear of the vehicle and two cans of House Wine in the front cupholders – one empty and the other half full, state police said. The vehicle’s right front tire was missing, and the rim had sustained damage from grinding on the pavement, state police. LeBoeuf was charged with charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. He was released on personal recognition and is due back in court on June 28 for a pre-trial hearing. “Any time you see an incident like that, you do not know what you’re dealing with and, at that point, it could have been anything from a medical issue to something else, “the driver who called 911 said. “When you see something naturally wrong, you react to it. I chose to stay with and hope for the best outcome.” According to State House News Service, the House is in the middle of its debate over an annual state budget which wrapped its deliberations for the day Tuesday shortly before 9 pm “Driving under the influence is a dangerous and often deadly mistake and I am deeply relieved that no one was injured in this instance. I have been assured by Representative LeBoeuf that he will be seeking help and I will support him on his path to recovery, “House Speaker Ron Mariano said in a statement. “Well, at the end of the day, decisions about elected officials are usually made by voters, as they should be,” Gov. Charlie Baker said. LeBoeuf, a lifelong Worcester resident, who took office in January 2019 announced in February that he would run for reelection in the 17th Worcester district.

A Massachusetts state representative has been charged with operating under the influence after being stopped by state troopers in Quincy, according to state police.

Just before 10:25 pm Tuesday, state police received at least two calls from motorists reporting an erratic operator in a black SUV unable to stay within marked lanes on Interstate 93 south in Milton, state police said. One of the callers reported that the SUV hit a guardrail and exited I-93 onto Route 3 south and continued onto the Burgin Parkway in Quincy.

“The was a vehicle that has no tire driving on the rim, went from lane to lane and it became a chaotic and dangerous situation,” said one driver who witnessed the incident.

The driver, who did not want his name used, said he followed the damaged SUV, put on his emergency flashers to warn other drivers and called 911.

The vehicle, a 2014 black Ford Escape, came to a stop on the Burgin Parkway and appeared to be disabled and smoking, prior to the Adams MBTA station, state police said.

The driver was identified as David LeBoeuf, 32, of Worcester – a state representative for Worcester.

Troopers said LeBoeuf and his vehicle had a strong odor of alcohol, and his speech was slurred.

Troopers said despite LeBoeuf claiming he had not had anything to drink that night, he failed a field sobriety test and was unsteady on his feet. Troopers determined that LeBoeuf was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol, state police said.

“Given the observation of bloodshot glassy eyes, overwhelmingly strong odor of alcoholic beverage, unsteadiness on feet (near inability to stand), slow slurred speech, and multiple witnesses of erratic driving, LeBoeuf was placed under arrest,” troopers wrote in a report.

State police said tests revealed blood alcohol levels of 0.329% and 0.317% – four times the state’s legal limit of .08%.

During an inventory of the motor vehicle, troopers found nine empty mini-bottles of Dr. McGillicuddy’s in the rear of the vehicle and two cans of House Wine in the front cupholders – one empty and the other half full, state police said. The vehicle’s right front tire was missing, and the rim had sustained damage from grinding on the pavement, state police.

LeBoeuf was charged with charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. He was released on personal recognition and is due back in court on June 28 for a pre-trial hearing.

“Any time you see an incident like that, you do not know what you’re dealing with and, at that point, it could have been anything from a medical issue to something else,” the driver who called 911 said. “When you see something naturally wrong, you react to it. I chose to stay with and hope for the best outcome.”

According to State House News Service, the House is in the middle of its debate over an annual state budget which wrapped its deliberations for the day Tuesday shortly before 9 p.m.

“Driving under the influence is a dangerous and often deadly mistake and I am deeply relieved that no one was injured in this instance. I have been assured by Representative LeBoeuf that he will be seeking help and I will support him on his path to recovery, “House Speaker Ron Mariano said in a statement.

“Well, at the end of the day, decisions about elected officials are usually made by voters, as they should be,” Gov. Charlie Baker said.

LeBoeuf, a lifelong Worcester resident, who took office in January 2019 announced in February that he would run for reelection in the 17th Worcester district.

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