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November 18, 2012

Highway safety boss has bad driving record

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A state police spokesman said troopers didn’t ask Burgess whether she had been using her cellphone or was distracted in any other way. State police also didn’t ask her if she was wearing a seat belt. The spokesman said the accident was handled the same way as similar accidents.

Asked if Secretary of Public Safety Mary Elizabeth Heffernan was comfortable with Burgess’ driving record, a spokesman for Heffernan said she was comfortable knowing that Burgess had no driving issues between the date of her hiring and the Aug. 24 accident.

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