Massachusetts: Trooper John Basler was 3 times limit when he killed Susan and Juliet Macchi while OUI (operating under influence)

Trooper John Basler

From WBZ and CBS

PLYMOUTH (CBS) – A Massachusetts State Police trooper will be charged with OUI and driving to endanger following a crash that killed a mom and daughter last weekend in Plymouth.

Plymouth police say Trooper John J. Basler, 25, of Kingston was off-duty and was driving drunk when a car driven by Susan Macchi, 64, of Carver collided head-on with his vehicle.

Investigators have said it appeared Macchi’s car crossed the center line before the crash. However, they are looking into Basler’s role in the collision.

Macchi and her daughter, Juliet Macchi, 23, were both killed. Basler suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

A source told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that Basler’s blood alcohol level was .26, which is more than three times the legal limit for driving.

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