Marc Fortier

Off-Duty Massachusetts State Trooper Charged With OUI

An off-duty Massachusetts State Police trooper was arrested on drunken driving charges over the weekend.

Alfred G. Burgos, 35, is charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and committing a marked lanes violation, according to state police. He was released on bail and is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.

He was stopped by state troopers around 11:40 p.m. Saturday at the Goodwin Circle Rotary in Lynnfield after police received calls from motorists reporting a white SUV operating erratically on Route 28 and Interstate 95.

Burgos, who is assigned to the Division of Investigative Services, has been temporarily relieved of duty pending a departmental status hearing, which is expected to be scheduled in the coming days.

The incident is just the latest in a series of black eyes for state police, including an overtime pay scandal at Troop E where about 30 state troopers received overtime pay for shifts they never worked.

Reforms are also underway at Troop F, where payroll records weren't filed for years.

The state police payroll director is also accused of stealing more than $23,000 from the agency.

And last year, state police superintendent Col. Richard McKeon abruptly retired after reports surfaced that he had ordered troopers to revise an arrest report that included embarrassing information about the daughter of a judge. McKeon's second-in-command also retired soon after.

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