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Northborough Police Chief to decide on OUI officer's discipline

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 22, 2007 01:24 PM



The chief of the Northborough Police Department says he will decide by next month about discipline for an officer arrested on drunken driving charges after slamming his pickup truck into a telephone pole two weeks ago.

Chief Mark Leahy said patrolman James Scesny, 38, has been using sick time to stay at home and recover from the accident, which took place about half a mile rom his Clinton home shortly after 2 a.m. on May 13.
Leahy, who was on vacation last week, said he will decide on discipline after the completion of an internal investigation, which should be wrapped up by June 1.

Any comments on the matter before then would be “premature,” Leahy said.

Scesny and his girlfriend, Janice Wrzesinski, were both injured when the red Chevy pick-up crashed into a telephone pole at Main and Church streets, according to Clinton police reports. Scesny was arraigned in Clinton District Court on May 14 on charges of operating under the influence, negligent operation, and violating marked lanes. He is due in back in court on June 19 for a pre-trial conference.

A former detective and school resource officer, Scesny currently works the day shift in the traffic division. Officials said he has never faced disciplinary action before.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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