Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Basler Instincts

"Suspended trooper gets 120 days for fatal drunken driving crash in Plymouth" by Travis Andersen Globe Staff  November 09, 2016

A suspended state trooper was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail, following his conviction the day before on drunken driving and other charges for a crash that killed a mother and daughter in 2013 in Plymouth.

That's all? 4 months for something that would have gotten you or me years?

John J. Basler, 28, of Kingston, will serve his sentence at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction in Edgartown, prosecutors said.

Basler was off duty when he was driving home from a party during the early-morning hours of Sept. 22, 2013. His vehicle crashed head-on into a car carrying Susan Macchi, 64, and her 23-year-old daughter, Juliet, both of Carver, District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said in a statement.

Both women were killed. They had been travelling home from a Red Sox game.

Basler’s lawyer, Kevin J. Reddington, said in a phone interview that Judge Gary Nickerson “crafted a very well-thought-out sentence,” citing Basler’s acquittal on the more serious charges.

“This is an incredibly emotional case,” Reddington said. “The two people who were lost were just wonderful people. . . . My client is just a mess, as far as feeling terrible about the accident.”

That's not enough.


Also see: Massachusetts Cops Covered Up Blasted Basler's Murder of Carver Women 

That is their first instinct!


"An off-duty State Police trooper was relieved of duty Sunday after she was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Angela Guerrera, 41, was allegedly driving erratically in Maynard before an Acton police officer pulled her over on Main Street in Acton at about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, according to State Police spokesman David Procopio. She was in her personal vehicle. Guerrera, who is assigned to the recruitment section of the State Police, was taken to the Acton police station, where she was charged with operating under the influence of liquor and failure to stop at a red light. She was placed on “administrative leave pending a formal departmental duty status hearing,” Procopio said. The hearing is expected this week."