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Trashlive: An assistant district attorney in the Worcester County District Attorney’s office is accused of driving while drunk on Monday with his 13-year-old daughter in the car, telling a State Police trooper that he was a prosecutor, according to court documents. John O’Leary was stopped by a trooper on Interstate 290 west between Exits 25 and 24 on Monday around 7:40 p.m., according to documents filed in Westborough District Court. Another driver had called police to report that a “highly erratic” Audi A6 was driving behind her.
Trooper Gregory Zanni wrote in a police statement of facts that he observed the car swerve out of the right lane, almost smashing into the guardrail, before crossing into the center lane. O’Leary, of Bolton, was slow to stop the car, Zanni wrote, and eventually stopped in the center of the Exit 23B ramp. Zanni used his PA system to get O’Leary to pull off the ramp and stop on Route 140. When Zanni got to the car and O’Leary rolled down the driver’s side window, he smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage, the statement reads. O’Leary had red, glassy and bloodshot eyes.
Meanwhile, Zanni noticed that O’Leary’s 13-year-old daughter was in the car. O’Leary, 48, had slurred speech and breath that smelled of alcohol, Zanni wrote. He told the trooper that his license was in his left hand, but there was nothing there. O’Leary was unsteady as he got out of his Audi and fumbled to retrieve his license. Zanni wrote that he asked O’Leary how much he had to drink, to which he responded, “none, I don’t drink,” the trooper wrote. O’Leary struggled to perform field sobriety tests, and Zanni placed him into custody, escorting him away from his car in handcuffs, the statement of facts reads.
That’s when O’Leary “made spontaneous utterances that he was a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office in Worcester,” the statement reads. O’Leary allegedly resisted as he was brought to the trooper’s cruiser. When O’Leary was brought to the State Police barracks in Holden for processing, he began to question the validity of the stop, Zanni wrote. He refused to sign the Miranda Warning form troopers presented.
“Instead, he began taunting me by pretending to not hear the questions asked, and continuously asked me to repeat myself,” Zanni wrote.
Trooper Ryan Sceviour entered the room to help try and get information from O’Leary, the statement reads. O’Leary would not answer some questions for Sceviour, but did tell him that his 13-year-old daughter was in the car with him and that he was taking her to dance class. After some time, O’Leary cooperated with the booking process, Zanni wrote. At 9:40 p.m., O’Leary passed out while sitting up and was “audibly snoring.”
See that right there? This is the Turtleboy effect. Five years ago this would have been swept under the rug. The prosecutor would’ve made a call to Joe Early, he would’ve mad his minions in the upper ranks of the Massachusetts State Police scrub the police report, and life would go on.
Not anymore though. They know we are watching now. So they self report and immediately suspend people like this without pay. Trooper Sceviour was coincidentally involved once again. They weren’t gonna pull another Alli Bibaud on his watch.
But seriously though. This guy didn’t just have one too many beers. He was well beyond regular drunk and and had moved onto hilarious drunk. Saying he has things in his hand that aren’t there. Drifting into guardrails. Telling the cops that he does’t drink alcohol at all, even though he’s clearly plastered beyond belief. Making the cops repeat themselves over and over again, just to be a shithead. And to top it all off he fell asleep in a chair at 9:40 PM and snored his ass off.
It’s all very hilarious until you factor in that his daughter was in the car with him. That poor freaking girl. All she wanted to do was go to dance class. She had to have known Daddy was wasted. No way this was the first time she saw him like this. My question is, what was she doing while he was swerving all over the road? Was she telling him to get his shit together or was she just like every other 13 year old I’ve ever seen – glued to her phone and oblivious to the world around her? Probably better off with the latter.
Anyway, this will work out for everyone. The guy has a law degree and he’s working for the state. He has a set salary and gets paid by the taxpayers. Obviously he cannot continue to work for the District Attorney’s office. Imagine being tried for a crime, any crime really, by this clown show. It would literally be impossible for him to cast judgement on anyone else now that his ass has been exposed.
Luckily for him all the real money is in criminal defense. And considering his background he probably knows how to let people like himself walk away with a slap on the wrist, so he’s gonna end up making a lot more money.
One less drunk driver off the road.
One less corrupt douchebag in the DA’s office.
One less scandal covered up.
This is the Turtleboy effect.