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State senator faces trial after drunken driving arrest

June 1, 2019

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state senator accused of driving drunk is set to go on trial.

Brockton Democrat Michael Brady was pulled over by Weymouth police in March 2018 and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled for Tuesday in Quincy District Court.

In the days following the arrest, Brady apologized to family, constituents, and friends and colleagues at the Statehouse for any embarrassment the incident caused. He also announced he was seeking professional treatment and counseling for alcohol abuse.

The Boston Globe reported Brady planned to submit medical records from an optometrist during his trial.

Brady won a special election to the Senate in 2015 after serving in the House.

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