Mass. highway safety chief is removed
Will be reassigned over driving record
The administration of Governor Deval Patrick, embarrassed by revelations that the state highway safety director’s driving record includes numerous violations, announced today that the director will be removed from that job. Sheila Burgess will be assigned to a “different role” within the state Office of Public Safety and Security, according to Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, the public safety secretary. “Given her driving record, it is clear that Ms. Burgess should not have been hired as the director of Highway Safety in 2007,” Heffernan said in a statement.