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Massachusetts Police Chief Charged with Drunk Driving by Own Department

John Lundborn, the Police Chief of the Truro Police Department, has been charged by his own department this past weekend with allegedly violating the Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws.

He was scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Orleans District Court on charges of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, but it appears that his arraignment has been postponed because Lundborn is currently “under medical care.”

According to reports, Chief Lundborn was involved in an accident in North Truro on Cape Cod. Although it’s not clear whether he was on duty or not at the time, reports indicate that he was allegedly driving a police cruiser at the time of the accident.

According to Truro Police, officers were called by a Cape Cod National Sea Shore Ranger who had discovered the single-car crash. Truro police who had responded to the crash reported that Lundborn allegedly admitted to having drank “a lot”.

The penalty for OUI / DUI in Massachusetts is up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections and loss of the person’s driver’s license for 1 year, along with up to several thousand dollars in fines/fees.

For first time DUI offenders, however, Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws provide for an ‘Alternative Disposition’ available to offenders who change their plea to a Continuance Without a Finding. Under this alternative, the offender is placed on probation, ordered to enter and a complete a Drug-Alcohol Education program, and loses his licenses for a period of between 45 and 90 days. There are also fines, fees and assessments in the area of $1,000.

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