09/27/2010

Drunk Mass. trooper crashes car, aims gun at cop

The accident woke up neighbors, including an off-duty Hub cop, who confronted the trooper at his home and called for back up

By O'Ryan Johnson
The Boston Herald

DORCHESTER, Mass. — As a U.S. Army Special Operations sergeant Timothy Walsh was awarded an Army Commendation for Valor for storming a heavy machine gun post that had pinned down his men, but as a state trooper his life careened out of control early yesterday morning in an explosion of booze, car crashes and gunfire.

Walsh, 41, an 18-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police, is accused of pointing his gun at a Boston cop in a bizarre sequence of events that left him facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, illegal discharge of a firearm and operating under the influence. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow.

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