Report: Woburn Man Arrested for OUI Earlier This Month Was Off Duty State Trooper

Sean Gately of Woburn was arrested on June 13 following a head on crash.

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A Woburn man arrested for OUI earlier this month in Chelmsford following a head on crash was an off-duty Massachusetts State Trooper with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit, according to a Friday night news report.

Chelmsford police logs posted on Patch indicate that on Friday, June 13, following a motor vehicle crash near Boston Road, Sean P. Gately, 48, of 6 Summit Street, Woburn, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Friday night, FOX25 reported that following the crash, Gately declined a field sobriety test, but later took a chemical test where he blew a blood alcohol level of .257 on the first try and .255 on the second attempt. Those levels are more than three times the legal limit.

Gately, a State Police sergeant according to the news report, allegedly drove his off-duty SUV through a red light and struck another vehicle.

Though the woman involved in the crash did not wish to be identified in the FOX25 report, she said she detected a strong odor of alcohol at the scene, as did the responding Chelmsford officer. 

The news station reported that Gately has been suspended without pay as State Police investigate the incident.
Jim Brady June 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM
What a f---in DOPE!
Brian F Hickman June 29, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Its a terrible Dsease that controls the brain decision making!
Jim Brady June 29, 2014 at 03:08 PM
Yes it is however there is help available if you are willing to accept you have a problem.
Jim Brady July 05, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Thats right


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