A Massachusetts state senator accused of driving drunk has reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid a conviction.
The agreement was announced Tuesday in Quincy District Court as the trial of Democratic Sen. Michael Brady, of Brockton, was about to begin.
Brady apologized in a statement later Tuesday. He said he accepts full responsibility and understands he needs to help to confront his alcohol abuse problem.
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The deal calls for Brady to be on probation for one year. He was ordered to pay $600 in fines and fees, his driver's license will be taken away for 45 days and he must attend an alcohol education program.
If he avoids trouble for the next year, the drunken driving charge will be dismissed.
Brady was pulled over and arrested by Weymouth police in March 2018.