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Former highway safety chief quits state job

Sheila Burgess, the former state highway safety director, resigned as a state employee late Wednesday, three days after revelations that her driving record included seven motor vehicle crashes, four speeding violations, and a variety of other­ infractions.

Burgess, a former Democratic Party fund-raising consultant, had been out of work on medical leave since Aug. 24, when she crashed her state-owned vehicle into the woods during work hours in Milton. She suffered a head injury.

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