Report: State Trooper Accused of OUI in North Andover Crash Uncooperative

Dale Jenkins, a 14-year State Police veteran, was suspended without pay.

The wreckage of a crash in North Andover early Saturday. Credit: WHDH/7News
The wreckage of a crash in North Andover early Saturday. Credit: WHDH/7News
A Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of drunk driving in a bad crash in North Andover Saturday was reportedly uncooperative when asked to provide a blood sample.

Dale Jenkins was drunk when he crashed on Route 114 early Saturday, severely injuring a passenger, police said. He was suspended without pay.

The Eagle-Tribune identified the passenger as Gerard Letendre, 53, of 7 Olde Farm Lane, North Reading. The Tribune also reported Jenkins refused to cooperate with an emergency room doctor who asked for a blood and urine sample.

Jenkins was charged with OUI and carrying a gun while drunk. Police he had his own handgun inside the vehicle.

Jenkins, a member of the gang unit, has been with State Police for 14 years.

State Police said they will continue to monitor his case and "re-assess his duty status when appropriate to do so."

"State Police condemn all instances of impaired operation," Col. Timothy Allen said in a statement.


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