Drunken Lancaster Selectman Rehires Town Manager Who Was Previously Fired For Being Found Drunk, Covered In Puke With Pants Down On Car He Drove From Strip Club
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Turtlegram: Orlando Pacheco, the former town administrator of Lancaster, could be the new town administrator, pending contract negotiations. He was selected from three finalists Thursday afternoon to fill the position left vacant when Ryan McNutt left. A screening committee forwarded three finalists to the Board of Selectmen last week, with selectmen interviewing them Wednesday afternoon. The board met Thursday to vote on its choice. Pacheco, of Peabody, served as town administrator for several years, leaving in 2014 when his contract was not renewed. He then served as purchasing/energy/facilities director in Haverhill.
The selectmen Thursday debated the merits of Pacheco and Don Lowe, the current town administrator in Bolton, a post he has held since 2009 after serving as director of the Clinton Office of Community and Economic Development. David Van Dam, of Swampscott, a former selectmen in his home town, who serves as chief of staff for the mayor of Haverhill, was the third candidate, but the last choice of all three selectmen. They said they thought he would do better in a larger community. Before the selectmen made a unanimous decision in favor of Pacheco, selectmen Walter Sendrowski and Mark Grasso wrestled with the decision, noting the town would do well with either candidate.
I know what you’re thinking – “Hey Turtlefucker – who gives a shit about who the town manager of Lancaster is?” Well, meet Orlando Pacheco:
There he is in all his glory. Covered in what appears to be feces, puke, and broken dreams.
This incident, which happened in 2012, even made it across the pond to the Daily Mail:
A town administrator was found drunk and passed out on the hood of his car last August with his pants down after driving from a strip club. When police arrived, they gave 33-year-old Orlando Pacheco three sobriety tests, each of which he failed, court documents revealed. Pacheco then reportedly explained to officers that he was the town leader for Lancaster, Massachusetts. He also added: ‘I’m having a really bad night.’ Westborough Police officer Steve Reale told WBZ-TV that he found Pacheo passed out in a gas station with his pants down. He said Pacheco drove drunk from a strip club in Worcester to a gas station in Westborough, roughly eleven miles apart. Court documents state the town administrator didn’t remember where he had his last drink.
There’s drunk, and then there’s Sweaty Betty’s drunk. This mother fucker got Sweaty Betty’s drunk. He couldn’t even keep his pants on for the car ride home, and maybe have gotten lost because Westborough is nowhere near Lancaster.
But I guess time heals all wounds because he was somehow hired again, four years after being fired for being a drunken embarrassment. Oh yea, and he also sued the town for a year’s severance pay after they terminated his contract.
So my question is, who does this guy have pictures of? Because that’s obviously what’s going on here. One of the guys on the Board of Selectman, who just voted unanymously to bring back this pantsless wonder, must have been caught on film in North Korean rub n’ tug. I can’t think of any other way this guy could’ve been REHIRED after this shit. It’s insane.
Well, here’s what Selectman Mark Grasso had to say about it:
Pacheco drew criticism from the time he was in Lancaster, from inappropriate comments made to female employees to a drunk driving arrest that made national headlines. The New Year’s Eve vote not to renew his contract eventually led to a recall of two selectmen. Despite Pacheco’s past, Grasso praised his “forward thinking mentality.” Ultimately, Grasso said, “I know it’s a controversial decision.”
Forward thinking mentality? Dude, it’s friggin Lancaster. It’s a cowtown of zero significance. You don’t need a forward thinker. You just need a basic guy with a degree in management to run your town. Ya know who could do the job you just hired him to do? Both of the other candidates and half of the staff at Turtleboy Sports Enterprises.
Well as it turns out Mark Grasso also has a proclivity for getting shitcocked and getting behind the wheel of a car:
“Lancaster Selectman Mark A. Grasso Jr. was arraigned in District Court on Monday on charges that he drove the wrong way up a one-way street in Sterling while under the influence of drugs Friday and causing a minor crash with another vehicle. Grasso, 28, of 64 Chace Hill Road, was arrested by Sterling police about 10 p.m., after the minor crash on Chocksett Road. No one was injured in the crash, according to the police report. Grasso is charged with operating under the influence of drugs, driving without a license, marked-lanes violations, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and driving the wrong way on a state highway.”
First of all, how is he only 28, and the town manager is in his mid 30’s? Don’t they have anyone in this town with a little more life experience who can actually run the joint? But wait, it gets better….
The driver of the other vehicle told police Saturday that Grasso offered him $10,000 not to report the accident to police and that he would pay for any damages, according to the police report.
Oh good, the town selectman tried to bribe a guy so he could get away with a dangerous crime. Good thing he’s still an elected official!! It’s not like we have a process of removing an elected official before their term has ended. I can’t RECALL anything that allows citizens to do that.
When the officer asked for his driver’s license, Grasso said he had misplaced it, according to the narrative of the traffic stop. He also admitted to drinking two beers six hours before driving and taking the sedative Lorazapam, which he told the officer may have impaired his ability to drive. Grasso’s eyes appeared to be bloodshot, and he was having difficulty standing, according to the police report. While performing a field sobriety test, Grasso had difficulty balancing on one foot, and told the officer, “I am done, go ahead and take me to jail, I (expletive) my life up,” according to the police narrative.
LOL. “I fucked my life up.” No you didn’t. Because apparently no one in Lancaster gives a shit if their town is run by drunks and drug addicts!!! Turns out he’s kind of an asshole too:
The officer who transported Grasso to the hospital described him as being “extremely uncooperative with hospital staff” and refusing a blood test because he is a “diabetic.” The officer who transported Grasso back to the police station from the hospital reported being “overcome by the aroma of a sweet smell of alcohol,” according to the narrative. During the booking process, Grasso also accused the police of stealing his debit card, and he refused a chemical breath test because of the chest pains he said he was experiencing, according to the narrative. One officer’s report of the booking process described Grasso as being “extremely uncooperative and obstinate.”
Oh, and guess what? This asshat lectures other people about the dangerousness of the opiate epidemic:
Bro, you drive down one way streets in Sterling all fucked up and crash into other people. You don’t get to lecture other people about substance abuse and illegal immigration. You are a joke and a slob. And I’d be EMBARRASSED to say a nudnik like you represents the town I live in.
Jesus H. Christ, and I thought politics was fucked up in Worcester. Can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like this before by someone whose last name wasn’t Kennedy. Look, I don’t pretend to know the first thing about Lancaster. It’s there. It exists. It’s in Central Massachusetts. I just have zero reason to ever go there unless I’m trying to get to 495 from the twin cities. I know it’s in a good school district, which means people who live there are normal, law abiding, taxpaying citizens. I’d just really love to know how a town like this allows something like this to happen. Seriously, how do elect a combative dickwad 28 year old drunk to serve as your selectman, and then have ZERO PROBLEM when he hires back a town manager who previously lost his job for being found pantsless and covered in puke on a car he was driving home from the strip club?
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