This is Sterling realtor Karen Dubovick.
She’s 51 years old and does duckface at work events. I think we all know where this is going.
On Tuesday night her company had a work party in Worcester and afterwards things got a little bit interesting on the way home.
Trooper Timothy M. Rafferty said he was patrolling Interstate 290 east in Worcester about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when he pulled over a black Jeep Grand Cherokee that had crossed two lanes of traffic and nearly struck the Exit 19-20 sign before continuing onto Interstate 190 north, according to a criminal complaint filed in Central District Court. Trooper Rafferty said the driver, Karen A. Dubovick, 51, of 8 Old Parish Lane, Sterling, said she’d had two glasses of wine at a work event, but appeared drunk, with slurred speech and with a strong odor of alcohol in the car.
So you’re sloshed and a state trooper just pulled you over for a DUI. Do you…
a. attempt to pass the sobriety tests and ask to see a lawyer?
b. take the breathalyzer and show him how sober you are?
c. tell the trooper he’s really cute, brag about knowing state cops, claim that she’s married to a state cop, tell the trooper how cute he is, and then offer $1,000 AND an Alli Bibaud special to be dropped off on the side of the road?
The trooper reported that when Ms. Dubovick failed a field sobriety test, she told him: “You’re really cute. I know a lot of state cops.” When he moved to handcuff her, he said, she yelled, “I am not going to jail!” and began crying when placed in the back of the cruiser, asking, “Why are you ruining my life?” She also said her husband was a state trooper and asked, “Can we work something out, please?” Trooper Rafferty said.
On the drive to the state police barracks in Holden, she asked Trooper Rafferty “multiple times, ‘Can you just drop me off? I will give you $1,000 and we can have some fun, you’re super cute,’” according to the criminal complaint.
Ms. Dubovick, who had a previous drunken driving conviction from 2009 out of Clinton District Court, refused a chemical breath test at the Holden barracks, according to the court documents, and upon being taken to the state police barracks in Leominster, she stated, “I am going to call a (lieutenant) in the state police to get you in trouble, you beat me up!”
I knew it was C!! When you’re a 51 year old lush who has previously been arrested for DUI and threatened to fabricate police brutality in order to beat the charges, you know what works and what doesn’t work. And offering up an Alli Bibaud special PLUS $1,000 is a much higher percentage move than bogus police brutality claims. Plus, she was going to the same barracks as Bibaud so she probably figured DA Joe Early would call in a favor and redact the embarrassing parts from the arrest report. After all, according to Early he does that “all the time.” He just can’t give any other examples besides Alli Bibaud.
What she should’ve done is tell the cops what she does for a living, ask for consideration, get bailed out of jail by a state trooper, get her case moved to Quincy District Court so they can sweep it under the rug, and then blame another state trooper for calling the cops on her and setting her up to begin with. Worked great for active State Trooper Angela Guerrera!
Honestly, I don’t think she should be fired for this though. I want a realtor representing me who’s going to get me the best deal possible and do whatever it takes to drive up the price when I’m selling. If that means offering a little extra-extra for the home inspector to look the other way on a couple things then so be it.
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