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State trooper pleads not guilty to drunken driving charge

Sept. 22 crash killed mother and daughter

PLYMOUTH — A Massachusetts State Police trooper pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he was driving drunk when he was involved in a two-car collision that killed a mother and daughter.

John J. Basler, who has been suspended without pay from the department he joined last year, pleaded not guilty in his Plymouth District Court arraignment to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and carrying a firearm under the influence of alcohol.

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