Thursday, July 28, 2005

Totally, Dude

Please don't let this story destroy your faith in the District Court system here in Massachusetts.

Court clerk busted in wild chase

A Dorchester District Court assistant clerk magistrate loitering in a neighborhood under surveillance for drug trafficking allegedly led cops on a high-speed chase Monday night, nearly running down a child in the middle of a street.

A subsequent K-9 sweep of magistrate Harvey Buckley's unregistered, uninsured 1997 Nissan Pathfinder did not turn up narcotics, police said. But during their bid to pull him over along eight residential streets in Mattapan - at speeds allegedly hitting 50 mph - Buckley was throwing "stuff" out the SUV's windows, police said.

Money quote:

"The police report is very ugly, but I'm totally not guilty," Buckley, who has worked for the trial court for 26 years, told the Herald.

Fer sure.