In late December, Massachusetts State Senator Anthony Galluccio pleaded guilty to fleeing the scene of a car accident in October. In exchange for this guilty plea he received six months home confinement. There are only two times when he will be allowed to leave home: to cast his vote in the Senate and for church.
Many are glad to hear that Galluccio has been banned from attending meetings at the State House. In turn, this has led to his resignation on seven different panels.
If Galluccio is successful in obeying the conditions of his probation, he will avoid jail time. The judge in the case, Matthew Nestor, also made it clear that Galluccio is to stay clear of alcohol and will be subjected to random urine tests as well as tests that allow officials to monitor his blood alcohol level. Along with this, he will also be without a driver’s license for five years.
The crash that led to this sentence took place on October 4, 2009 in Cambridge. Galluccio has never admitted to ingesting alcohol the day of the accident. After rear ending a vehicle and injuring two passengers, Galluccio fled the scene.
This is not Galluccio’s first mishap with alcohol and driving. He has been convicted of DUI twice in the past (1984, 1997), while also causing a four car pile up in 2005 in which it is thought that he had been drinking.