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State Trooper Killed In Alleged Drunk Driving Accident

Two men are being arraigned Friday on drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges after an accident on Route 95 in Mansfield that killed a state trooper.

Sgt. Doug Weddleton (Courtesy Massachusetts State Police)
Sgt. Doug Weddleton (Courtesy Massachusetts State Police)

Forty-five-year-old Anthony Perry, of Boston, is accused of driving drunk and speeding in the accident that killed Sgt. Doug Weddleton Friday morning.

When he was hit, Sgt. Weddleton had pulled over another driver, Kenneth Weiand, because he suspected Weiand of drunk driving. Weiand now faces charges of drunk driving.

State Police Col. Marian McGovern says it's a difficult loss.

"The family of the Massachusetts State Police has suffered a great loss today. Even greater, however, is the loss suffered by the Weddleton family," McGovern said.

Sgt. Weddleton is a 28-year state police veteran who leaves behind a wife and four sons.

This program aired on June 18, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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